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Dale Viney 12/24/2021

Dale Viney 12/24/2021

Dale A. Viney

Graveside service will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 3:00 pm at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery in Spooner, WI.

Dale passed away peacefully at Red Cedar Canyon in Hudson, WI on Christmas Eve, at the age of 89, surrounded by his family.  He was born, the youngest of seven boys, on October 4, 1932 to Lloyd and Veva Viney in Milton, Wisconsin.

Dale graduated from Milton High School and went into the U.S. Navy and proudly served as a communications specialist during the Korean War.  Dale owned his own business, Northwest Mortgage and Realty which he sold in the late 1990s.  He continued working as a realtor at River Falls Realty, then as a mortgage banker at the First National Bank of River Falls, Centennial Mortgage and lastly at Security National Bank.

He was an avid golfer, Packer and Badger fan.  He was proud to be a member of the River Falls Masonic Lodge #109, the St. Croix Valley Shrine Club and American Legion Post 121.

Dale is survived by his children:  Lesa (Mike) Foley, Webster, WI; Brad (Laurie) Viney, Chetek, WI; Melanie (John) Tevik, Hudson, WI; as well as his grandchildren:  Allison (Keith Peterson) Kusilek, Eric (Mandy) Kusilek; Benjamin (Renee) Kusilek, Ashley (Josh) Briles and Michael (Desirae Beyer) Schorn and great grandchildren: Zoey, Isaac, Gracie and Gus Kusilek and soon to arrive, Lakelynn Schorn; step children:  Natalie (Bill) Schmaltz, Jim Thorsbakken and Mary (Steve) Trebus and step grandchildren, Tara (Nick) Byom, Morgan (Erik) Sutliff, Sean Trebus and Natasha (Marty) Herum along with four step great grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews in southern Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri.

He is preceded in death by his beloved grandsons Brandon and Ryan Viney; his parents and his six brothers.

The family would like to extend its sincerest gratitude to the staff of the memory care unit at Red Cedar Canyon for their loving and compassionate care over the past four and a half years.

A visitation was held on Sunday, January 2, 2022 from 3-5 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (805 E Division St.) in River Falls with a Masonic Service at 5:00 pm.  A memorial service was held Monday, January 3, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Ezekiel Lutheran Church (202 S 2nd St) in River Falls with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Immediately following the service military honors will be provided by the American Legion Post #121 of River Falls and luncheon will follow at the WestWind.

To honor his love of his teams, please wear your favorite Badger or Packer attire to the visitation.  Burial will be held Friday, May 13, 2022 at 3 pm at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, WI.

Memorials can be made in his memory to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children online at; by phone at 1-844-739-0849 or by check to:  Shriner’s Hospital for Children, c/o Donor Relations, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

Click here to watch Dale’s recorded Memorial Service



  • JACK R. SONDERGARD Posted December 28, 2021 8:38 pm

    We have many fun memories of Dale, particularly from the James Dollahon Memorial Golf Tournament. He was so kind and helpful to us many times. Our deepest condolences. Jack & Lisa Sondergard

  • Cedric Posted December 29, 2021 10:48 am

    Dale adopted me in 2008 to be his junior golf partner and it was made clear I was the junior partner and had no say in time or place…. for the next 10 years I did my job pretty well, the camaraderie was astounding… my favorite story, although slightly off color story was the day Dale shot lights out 3 birdies and 15 pars, unbelievable and we were playing a quarter a hole, birdies double, I owed him 18 quarters or he said he was fine with $4.50 which I replied no I lost 18 quarters, you’ll get your 18 quarters… so off to Bo’s we went I left Dale at the bar and proceeded to ladies room and removed all the quarters from the sanitary napkin dispenser and paid Dale his 18 quarters… when I told them where they came from I thought he was going fall off his chair… A great friend, a great mentor, a legend and one of the great honors of my life was being his junior golf partner!!!!

    • Lesa Foley Posted December 29, 2021 12:16 pm

      Great Story!! Thanks for sharing. I’m sure Dad got a lot of mileage out of those 18 quarters!!

  • Phil Betzel Posted December 29, 2021 1:41 pm

    Dale and I became friends through both of us working at The First National Bank-RF, and playing as partners in the RF Bridge League in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Dale had lots of interesting life stories that he told, while playing bridge together, and other times. As you can imagine, I did hear some of those stories more than once, but it was always fun to hear Dale tell those stories.
    One of his sayings that you may have heard, “If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself”….Vintage Dale.

  • Phil Betzel Posted December 29, 2021 1:54 pm

    Betzel Continuation: Two of our bridge matches stand out in my memory. One was when Dale and I played against Chuck Bye and Gary Rhode at Bye’s “Shed”. Dale and I came dressed up in our banker suits, and carrying brief cases. We were “all business”. It didn’t help, Bye and Rhode not only won handily, they put the score card in the RF Journal and included a celebratory headline about trouncing the bankers…(Maybe a hollow victory?).
    Another bridge match, was with Dale against Wayne Nelson, pharmacist, and Perry Larson, retired Chief of Police, at our house. For some reason, it went until the wee hours of the morning, and I had to be at work at 8:00AM two give the Year End numbers for the Bank to all of our employees, a very important meeting. I made it to the bank, and gave the presentation. I can’t say for sure, but I don’t think Dale made it to the meeting. Dave Smith said that I looked “a little tired” that morning.

  • Phil Betzel Posted December 29, 2021 3:54 pm

    Betzel Continuation: Like most of us, Dale had a couple of losses that he talked about. One was the loss of his brother in the Battle of Anzio, Italy in 1944, Dale would have been 12 at the time. The other was the loss of his two grandsons to a lingering illness in their teens. Dale, I hope you are with them now.
    Dale, I have fond memories of our times together. Thank you….Phil Betzel

  • Susie Savarese Posted December 31, 2021 7:40 pm

    From Susie in Delaware. Dale always had a sense of humor. We came out to visit cWisconsin when my son was four. Dale said he was part Black foot Indian. Eddie asked what part? Dale thought and smiled said it was the bottom of his feet. For the whole visit, Eddie was trying to look at the bottom of his feet. It was winter in Wisconsin….They had a great relationship. Dale was here for his fathers funeral and came back for Eddie’s wedding. Ironically, Dale died on Eddies birthday..
    dale was kind, tough and street smart. One of a kind. Savarese

  • Sandra and Frankie Nelson Posted January 3, 2022 9:59 pm

    Mom and I were so sad to hear of Dale’s passing. I am sure that dad greeted him and they are up to their old shenanigans….they had many years and memories to draw from. Our prayers are with your family and a donation to Shriner’s will be made in Dale’s name.

  • Ludwig & Suzanne Habada Posted April 15, 2022 5:26 pm

    So sorry to see Dale has passed. Even though we haven’t seen you Sandy in years, we have many great memories with you two over the years including your wedding and reception. Please accept our sincerest condolences.

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