Dale A. Oisten, 69

Dale A. Oisten, 69, of Otsego passed away Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor.

He was born July 13, 1948, in Allegan, the son of Clayton and Marion (Esseltine) Oisten. After high school Dale joined the Army and proudly served his country in Vietnam. He then went on to serve in the Army National Guard.

Dale had worked as a press operator at Haworth for 18 years until he medically retired in 1994. Dale enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and was thought of as grandfather to all. He enjoyed giving them tractor rides and playing cards. In his spare time he liked doing yard work, fishing, and hunting and was active in his church.

Dale was a life member of VFW Post 3030 and American Legion Post 84.

On June 22, 1983, in Douglas, he married Candy who survives. Also surviving are his children, Sheldon (Sarah) Lambert of Ohio, Tracy Counterman of Bay City, Jodi (Rob) Stille of Holland, Dale Oisten Jr. of West Olive and Michelle (Sean) Evans of Allegan; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and siblings, Grace (Jim) Richardson and Peggy (John) Kraak.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Tim Counterman; and by his sister Judy Massie.

Friends visited with Dale’s family on Sunday, Nov. 19, at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 20, with Pastor Austin Kreutz officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.


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