September 22, 1970 – February 19, 2012
Dale A. Dehlin, 41, Canyon Lake, died Sunday, February 19, 2012. Dale was born September 22, 1970, in Detroit, Michigan; he grew up in Connecticut and Virginia before moving to Canyon Lake in 1994. He received his B. A. for George Mason University in 1993. He leaves his beloved wife, Terri Dehlin of 17 years, his son, Bryce, his mother Karin Dehlin of New Port Richey, FL and his sister Lori Bell and husband Steve Bell along with two nephews, Christopher and Adam Bell of South Riding, VA. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Cathy Calnan and sister-in-law Beth Thomason of New Braunfels, Texas. He is predeceased in death by his father, Bruce A. Dehlin and his father-in-law Gary S. Calnan. Dale was employed by Rooster Group since April 2007. He was previously employed by McCoy’s Building Supply, Builders Square and Hechinger’s. It was at Hechinger’s that he got his start in the home improvement industry. Dale not only took pride in his community but truly relished the friends he made during his time of active community service. He was recently elected a trustee of the Comal Independent School Board. He served as the President for Canyon Lake Little League from May 2004 to June 2005 and was involved with the league since Bryce’s first t-ball game in March 2001. He coached all levels of Little League from t-ball to this year’s senior team. In the last few years he also served as an assistant district administrator to District 31 East Texas. He was a volunteer fire fighter for the Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department from 1994 to 1996. He was a current member of William R. Singleton-Hope-Lebanon Lodge #7 A.F.A.M. Washington D.C. Services will be held at Christ Presbyterian Church, 1620 Common Street, New Braunfels, Texas 78130, Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow in the fellowship hall. A family Masonic burial will be held at a later date. Friends are welcome to drop by and see Bryce and Terri at home. I lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Dale to Canyon Lake High School Athletic Booster Club, 8555 FM 32, Fischer, Texas 78623 or Canyon Lake Little League, P.O. Box 2247, Canyon Lake, Texas 78133 or Shriners Children’s Hospital, Shriners International Headquarters, First Lady’s Program, Donor Relations Dept., P.O. Box 31356, Tampa, FL 33631. Arrangements under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home, New Braunfels, Texas. The family would like to thank the Spring Branch-Bulverde Fire Department and EMS for all the wonderful care they gave to Dale on Sunday and for allowing us the time with him. You are truly appreciated for the job you do every day.
- Memorial Service Saturday, February 25, 2012
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February 25, 2012
Canyon Lake is grieving the loss of one of our own. Terri and Bryce, our prayers go out to you during this time. Your Dale not only watched over you but took on the challenge of watching over all of us. When things needed done or changed, he didn't just talk about it, he stepped up to the plate. There is not a baseball player in Canyon Lake who has not been touched by Dale's love and generosity. There is not a person who met him who did not consider him a friend. Dale will be greatly missed by many. He didn't live a long life, but he lived the days God gave him on this earth to the fullest. He has always watched over his wife, his son, his family and his community. I know that he is watching over us all now through heaven's window. Christ be with you now and Always. The Merritt Family
February 24, 2012
Thoughts and prayers are with the Dehlin family.
February 24, 2012
Will miss you so much. You were a blessing to our family and this community. May the Lord strengthen you, Terri and Bryce, during this difficult time.