Dale W. Wells

May 24, 1938August 8, 2018

Dale W. Wells, of Grand Blanc, age 80, died Wednesday, August 8, 2018 peacefully at home surrounded by family. Cremation has taken place and a memorial in his honor will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 12pm at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 6494 S. Belsay Rd., Grand Blanc. The family will receive visitors from 10am until the time of service. The Rev. Rodger Good and the Rev. Julia Bratton officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Congregational United Church of Christ. Dale was born on May 24, 1938 to the late George “Wiley” and Dorothy (Oderkirk) Wells. He was a graduate of Grand Blanc High School and was a lifelong resident of Grand Blanc. He attended both Flint Junior College and MSU where he majored in music. He married Shirley Booth on August 6, 1960. They shared 58 very loving and fun years together. Dale was an active member of First Congregational Church. He sang in the choir and was the choir director for many years. He also sang with the Flint Arrowhead Barbershop Chorus. His love of music never ended. Dale loved traveling, camping, and spending time with family and friends. He and Shirley were blessed to share many beautiful trips. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and being present for all band, choir, and theatrical performances. He never wanted to miss anything that they were involved in. Dale is survived by his loving wife, Shirley; children: Kenneth (Kelly) Wells, Kimberly (Ladd) Goodall , both of Grand Blanc, Kevin (Jennifer) Wells of Cheboygan; grandchildren: Tyler, Zachary, and Gabrielle Wells; brother, Kirk Wells, of West Branch; along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley and Dorothy Wells; sister, Madeline Dunlap; niece, Marcy; brother-in-law, John Dunlap, Sr.; sister-in-law, Beverly Wells.


  • First Congregational United Church of Christ


  • Memorial Visitation Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, August 24, 2018

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Louann Compton

August 11, 2018

Thinking of you Aunt Shirley and all of my cousins. Uncle will be missed by all, if you need anything call Steve an me we will be there. Love you Louann

Jane and Harry Wagner

August 10, 2018

We are sorry to hear of Dales passing.
We have so many good memories of church choir, XYZ and camping with your two.
We will miss him but we realize that "after the good fight" he is in a better place.
Our prayers are with Kevin and family, Kenny and family and Kim and Ladd.

Our love,
Jane and Harry

Michele Peters

August 10, 2018

Shirley, we will miss Dale's smiling face in the audience during the Noteables "Spirit of Christmas" dinner. Kevin always let us know what night you would be there because you and Dale were two of our biggest fans. He always had such kind words of praise for our music. He will be greatly missed by us all. The Northland Noteables.

Georgette and Psul Engard

August 9, 2018

Shirley, we are sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. Unfortunately, we will be out of town and can’t attend the memorial service. We want you to know that we are thinking of you and the family at this difficult time and send prayers.

Dale will be missed. It was with pleasure the times we spent camping (where Dale led singing prayer before meals), visiting, or meeting with you and friends at XYZ.

I pray we can keep in touch and continue making memories.

Paul and Georgette

Mike and Charlene Matheny

August 9, 2018

Dear Shirley and Wells Family,
We are saddened to learn of Dale's passing. We will always remember Dale as a friendly, kind man who was an important member of the Grand Blanc community and a dedicated member of the First Congregational Church in Grand Blanc. We also admired Dale's devotion to his family and the fantastically fun and loving relationship he and Shirley shared!
Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike and Charlene Matheny