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Cavalier Baptist Church (Cavalier Cemetery)
Sunday June 20th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Cavalier Baptist Church (Cavalier Cemetery)
Monday June 21st, 2021

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Dale Watson

Dale Allen Watson was born on May 3 , 1939 to Bruce and Birdie (Bill) Watson on the farm at Bathgate, North Dakota. He graduated from Cavalier High School in 1957, excelling in football and track. He also attended Mayville State College. After serving in the US Army at the Korean Demilitarized Zone, he came home to farm. He married Darlene Dietrich on June 16, 1961 at the Evangelical United Brethern Church in Cavalier. He began an early interest in aviation in high school. He flew for pleasure, began crop dusting, and mastered the helicopter. Local flying was his favorite. Dale also loved playing music with family and friends. His interest in horses began in childhood. Whether it was pleasure horses, work horses or Standardbreds, he loved them all. His interest in harness racing blossomed once he was introduced to it. Around 1977 he acquired Fair May and began an interest that lasted until harness racing was no longer a feature at county fair tracks. He still bred and trained them as long as he was able to do so. He desired for everyone to hear and understand the saving grace of Jesus so he could see them again. Dale was a member of Cavalier Baptist Church. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, sister Franny (Cliff) Haislip, in-laws Pete and Margaret Dietrich, Marilyn Watson, Wayne Lawrence and Ray Devitt. He is survived by his wife Darlene, sons Rob, Rick and Mike and daughter-in-law Lisa; grandchildren Miranda, Jake, Hannah, Regan, Isaac, Joshua, Jezimay, Levi and Elias; sisters Betsy Lawrence, Ann Devitt and Beverly(Dave) Guimont; brothers Cecil and Glenn; many dear nieces and nephews; and special friends Eric, Tracy and Jonas Kuhn. He went to be with the Lord Jesus on June 7, 2021. Funeral Service will be held Monday June 21, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cavalier Baptist Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Sunday June 20, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the church.

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A life well lived. Our sympathy to you. May your memories give you comfort.Tom & Rita Vaughn

Rita. Vaughn Jun 21 2021 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to all from Arizona. Another classmate living with the Lord.

Judy Husband Morrison Jun 20 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Darlene, I don't think I will be able to come to the church tomorrow.. My back is bothering me terrible. I go to the Dr. in GF on Monday. Am thinking about you & praying for you. You have had so much all at one time.God Bless You. Janny Cull

Janny Cull Jun 19 2021 12:00 AM



I got to spend his very last birthday with him and it was special to me to have that one on one time just him and I going on a golf cart ride and jogging the horses i will forever miss you and love you grandpa

Hannah Watson Jun 14 2021 12:00 AM

Darlene and Family I just learned that Dale had passed so sorry to hear that news It was always a pleasure to visit with him at the annual Hamilton County Fair. It was great to race with him as well as all the other Harness Racers. He will be missed that's for sure. regards Teddy Nowatzki

Teddy Nowatzki Jun 14 2021 12:00 AM

Darlene and family, I am so sorry the hear about Dale. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Busse Jun 11 2021 12:00 AM

Dale Watson is a friend of mine; he wore many hats in thislife: A Friend, a Brother, Breeder, Christian, Companion, Champion, Father, Husband, Horseman, Farmer, Flyer, Mentor, Teacher, Coach, Doer, Builder, Enabler, Encourager, Helper, Provider, Uplifter, Thinker, Protector, Conservator, Defender, Peacemaker, Leader...Servant; but always, a Friend.
In most of those roles, we saw Dale as humble, and/or dependable, strong, trustworthy, self-disciplined, ambitious, honorable, capable, confident, understanding, persistent, resilient, gentle, adventurous, courageous, vulnerable, truthful, patient, faithful, honest, strong, industrious, independent, decisive, competitive...but always, Humble.
The world is worsefor hispassing; Condolences, Darlene and family - may the Lord see you through this valley, as we each look forward to seeing him again. Rick Hayden

Rick Hayden Jun 11 2021 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Another class member living with the Lord

Judy Husband Morrison Jun 10 2021 12:00 AM

Darlene & Family, So much heartache for all of you lately. May you feel the support, the love and the strength coming to all of you from the community and all over. Dale was a strong guy who fought this fight for all he had to fight it with. He and you have raised a family of faith, of strength and of love. Our deepest sympathy to all of you, Don & Michelle Murray

Michelle Murray Jun 10 2021 12:00 AM

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