New Richmond:
(715) 243-5252  |  
River Falls:
(715) 425-8788

Michael Dalton 01/21/2022

Michael (Mike) John Dalton passed away surrounded by his loving family on January 21, 2022. He was born March 16, 1953 to James and Clea (Hammerschmidt) Dalton. He graduated from Somerset High School in 1972. In 1976, he graduated from WITI with an associate’s degree from the Dairy Herdsman Program. On October 24, 1986, he married Pamela (Pam) Johnson. Mike farmed his whole life with his dad and three brothers. He milked cows with his brother Mark until 2010 and continued to crop farm with his brothers. Beyond his love of crop farming, Mike was also a great woodworker. He specialized in kitchen cabinets, grandfather clocks, curios, entertainment centers, and roll top desks for family and friends. Mike is survived by his loving wife Pam of 35 years, his son Marcus (Rachel) and four grandchildren Isabel, Gabe, Kenton, and Clea. He is also survived by his father James (Jim), siblings Patti (Dennis) Skogen, Mark (Maureen), Marianne (Pat) Leverty, Don (Belinda), Rita (Brian) Wiederin, Kelly, Dan (Krissy) and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother Clea Dalton. Mike was a devoted, loving and caring son, brother, husband, father and papa; who has left a void in our hearts and will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life was held at the American Legion—1260 Wall Street, New Richmond, Wisconsin on Sunday, January 30, 2022 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  Cremation services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • DOUG HALBERG Posted January 24, 2022 12:09 pm

    Just was reading obit an I saw Mikes obit . I was just shocked to see this. And I just cant believe it. So Sorry to see this and I PRAY FOR PAM AND THE WHOLE DALTON FAMILY. MAY THE POWER OF THE LORD BE WITH YOU ALL AT THIS TIME OF LOSS.

  • Joel Pederson Posted January 24, 2022 12:16 pm

    I was very shocked & sad to hear of Mike’s passing. I first met Mike when teaching @ WITI in New Richmond. Mike was a very good student & beyond that he became a good friend. I have really enjoyed seeing both Mike & Mark over the years @ various functions. Really good salt of the earth kind of guys. He will be greatly missed by many.

  • Janet and Warren Rivard Posted January 24, 2022 1:12 pm

    So sorry for your family’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

  • Jerry and Sally Teigen Posted January 24, 2022 3:08 pm

    I am sure he is with our Lord now Pam. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. He was a great friend to everyone who knew him. Could always count on Mikey to be their for you when needed.

  • Rick &Terry Halvorson Posted January 24, 2022 3:12 pm

    So sorry for your loss Thoughts and prayers to all.

  • Thomas Peterson Posted January 24, 2022 5:23 pm

    I am in total disbelief such a terrible loss, condolences to the Dalton family.

  • Sue skogen Posted January 24, 2022 6:33 pm

    Such a well lived and loved life.Find comfort in knowing you all a special part of such a well lived life. God Bless Prayers Strength and Live to All. Wayne and Sue Skogen

  • Laurel McCoy Akim Posted January 24, 2022 6:57 pm

    So sad to hear this ! If it had not been for the Dalton family I would not be married to my Denis for 50 years now. My best and prayers to you all .

  • Diana Dickhausen Posted January 24, 2022 7:09 pm

    So very sorry for your loss, brother Ken informed me. My heart is with you Pat and your entire family.
    I certainly understand the sorrow. Sending my love, hugs and of course prayers. Diana Dickhausen

  • Bradley Guinn Posted January 24, 2022 8:52 pm

    My deepest condolences to Pam and the Dalton family. I always looked forward to my conversations with Mike and Mark to learn something new about the neighborhood farm boys. Lots of laughs and memories. We lost a great one.

  • Bonnie Mechelke Posted January 24, 2022 10:01 pm

    Patty I am so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing my prayers and condolences to you and your and his family’s

  • Terry Thomsen Amery Wi. Posted January 25, 2022 8:07 am

    Dear Pam & Dalton family,
    I am so deeply sorry to hear of Mike’s passing… may the beautiful memories you have with Mike, help soften the deep sorrow in your hearts. He will be sadly missed by many…
    May he rest in Heavenly Peace in our Lord’s loving arms.
    With deepest sympathy & much Love… 💕💕

  • Cecile Thoen Posted January 25, 2022 9:29 am

    Pam & Family – I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Hold tight to all the wonderful
    memories and know he touched the lives of so many. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • John Paulson Posted January 25, 2022 9:44 am

    I am fortunate to have called Mike one of my best friends.It started in the late seventies with the initial connection being Holsteins. As our friendship grew it included many a late night on the backroads returning from a favorite watering hole. There were many summer nights meeting after chores feeling the evening breeze on our classic Harley Davidsons. Winters there was always a Buck Euchre game at Four Corners. Mike birthday was March 16 and mine was March 18. A good excuse to celebrate both on St Pattys Day. On one of those celebrations. Remember Mike getting up to milk cows on the day after. Some one used green food coloring to Shamrock multiple cows. On January 30 I will toast Mike with his favorite ,Miller High Life. Maybe two, three, ?

  • Joe and Jeanne (Meath) Kell Posted January 25, 2022 9:45 am

    Pam, sorry to hear of our family’s loss, thoughts and prayers for all of you. May your wonderful memories of Mike comfort all of you in the days of ahead.

  • Doug Rislov Posted January 25, 2022 6:39 pm

    Glad to now great guy Doug Rislov Florence s dak fishing with him and his friends was a joy

  • Joseph W Hammerschmidt Posted January 25, 2022 8:06 pm

    To the all of the Dalton family I’m sorry for your loss. Mike was a great guy and cousin.

  • Dean Hines Posted January 27, 2022 5:33 pm

    Mike and Mark had the cleanest farm around and took the greatest pride of any farmers. Thanks for shipping your milk to Ellsworth Creamery .

  • Roxanne ( Newman) Lamkin Posted January 30, 2022 5:46 pm

    Dear Pam and Family,
    So sorry to get the news that Mike had passed away from cancer.
    He was such a hard working man that had farming in his blood. I recall being in school with no one that worked harder than the Dalton boys! What a gift they had and knew how it had to get done right. Never cut corners as I remember. They had smiles that always would light up a room.
    God Bless you Pam – your in my prayers.

  • Diane Warner Posted January 31, 2022 10:30 am

    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Laura Kopp Posted January 31, 2022 1:21 pm

    Please know my prayers of strength are with all!

  • Becky (Lenz) Johnson Posted February 2, 2022 2:44 pm

    So very sorry to the entire Dalton family. This is very sad news. Mike was such a king kind man. My sincerest condolences and prayers to you all.

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *