Obituary of Dale Earl Crocker
Dale Earl Crocker, 97, of Cloquet passed away on Friday, September 8, 2023, in Duluth, MN. Dale was born to Earl and Ruth Crocker on June 2, 1926, in Marble, MN. Dale was raised and attended school in Cloquet, graduating in the class of 1944. He enlisted in the Navy in 1944, Petty Officer 1st class, Navy Seabees, WWII. Dale married Arlene on June 12, 1999.
He managed the Johnson Company department store for 40 years and then drove school bus for Cloquet Transit for 30 years. Dale was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Cloquet American Legion, and Cloquet VFW. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and traveling.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Dorothy Crocker; daughter, Deborah Manty; sister Mae Roses; brother Bruce Kaae; stepdaughter Diana Caliguire.
He will be greatly missed by his children, Deanna (Steve) Benson and David Crocker; sisters Janice (Bob) McDonald, Myra Sander and brother Lawrence (Chizuko) Crocker; grandson Ryan Benson; step-children, Julie (Nicholas) Neuberger, Jody (Curtiss) Saxton, Mark Benson, and John Hill III; step-grandchildren Thomas, Eric, Mark, Jason, Matthew, Jesse, Jenna, and Jed.
Visitation: 1:00 pm until the service begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, September 18, 2023, at Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet, MN. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, 803 Birch St, Cloquet, MN. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.comTo plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Dale Crocker , please visit our Tree Store