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Dale Mahlum

December 29, 1936 — January 19, 2021

Dale Mahlum

Dale Mahlum passed away peacefully at his home with his loved ones by his side on January 19th, 2021. He was born December 29th, 1936 in Mondovi, WI to Selmer and Bertha Mahlum. He married the love of his life, Katie Crawford, on June 11th, 1960. Together they had 4 children and 12 grandchildren who loved their dad/grandpa dearly. Dale graduated from Mondovi High School in 1955 and UW-River Falls in 1960. Later on he graduated from the school of banking in Madison. His first job was at Doboy Industries and then moved on to teaching in Elk Mound. In 1965, he started his almost 50 year banking career at the 1st National Bank of Mondovi. He became Executive V.P. in 1975 and then President in 1985. He finally retired as a Director in 2014. Dale was very involved in the community that he loved. He was a Cub Scout Master, President of the Indianhead Chapter BAI, President of the Lions Club, Officer of the Mondovi Business Association, Central Lutheran Church council member, Board of Director of the Mondovi Housing Rehabilitation, and Director for Bankers Bank. Dale loved to bowl, golf, and go to all of his kids and grandkids sporting events. He sponsored a softball team for many years where he built a special bond with the many players who played on the team. Dale is survived by his wife, Katie; 3 sons: Steve (Carrie) of Huntington Beach, CA, Scott (fiancé Tammi Van Brunt) of Mondovi, WI, and Brian (Laura) of Los Angeles, CA; daughter Jenny Souza(Randy) of Eau Claire, WI; 12 grandchildren: Nicholas, Kenadie, Connor, Matteson, Remington, Race, Jaycee, Delaney, Cali, Sydney, Jaidyn and Rowan; 2 brothers: Ed (Shirley) and Keith (Sandy); 3 sisters: Elaine Heike, LaVonne Santala, and Ester Alme; brother-in-law David Crawford; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Bernice Martin, in-laws George, Lela, and Donald Crawford, and Barbara Rowan. A memorial gathering will be on Friday January 22 at 11:00AM until the time of service at 2:00PM at Talbot Family Funeral Homes in Mondovi, WI. We will follow all CDC Covid-19 guidelines. The celebration of Dale’s life will continue at Buzz’s Bar and Grill in Mondovi from 2:00PM – 6:00PM with food being served from 2-4:30PM.
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Memorial Gathering

Friday, January 22, 2021

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Talbot Family Funeral Home, Mondovi Chapel

679 Hehli Way, Mondovi, WI 54755

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Memorial Service

Friday, January 22, 2021

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Talbot Family Funeral Home, Mondovi Chapel

679 Hehli Way, Mondovi, WI 54755

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