Dale S. Armstrong

April 25, 1922January 5, 2012

Age 89 Of St. Paul, MN

Passed away peacefully on January 5, 2012. Born in Roberts, WI on April 25, 1922. He graduated from Central H. S. and the College of St. Thomas. He proudly served in the US Marine Corps in WWII in the South Pacific, including the Battle of Iwo Jima. Preceded in death by parents, George & Clara; sister, June (Hubbard) Miller. Survived by wife of 65 years, Geraldine; daughters, Barbara (Ken) Towers, Lisa (Ray) Olsen; sons, Gary (Barbara), William (Sarah); grandchildren, Kate (Peter) Pico, David (Erin) Towers, Anne (Tom) Hauth, Lindsay, Michael Towers, John (Amanda), Joel, Clare Olsen, Ben Olsen; 5 great-grandchildren, many nieces & nephews. Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, January 10 at 11AM at St. Francis of Assisi of Lakeland, 16770 - 13th Street South, with visitation 1 hr. prior with luncheon to follow. Private Interment. The family wishes to thank all who have cared for him over the years, especially Dr. Jack Scanlon. In lieu of flowers, memorials to University of St. Thomas Athletic Dept. or charity of choice.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 10, 2012
  • Gathering of Family and Friends Tuesday, January 10, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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Jon Engebretson

January 15, 2012

Lisa and family: I am sorry to hear the news of your dad passing away. Know that you are in my prayers.


Bob Grose

January 14, 2012

Barbara, Bumber, and family,
So sorry for your loss. I still remember the fun summer days when the boat was a pontoon. Dale made the excursions fun. Will keep your family in my prayers.
Bob Grose

January 14, 2012

Gary,Bill and your mom ,sister and family; so many good memories "after the games" with the Owenes,O'Connells,Campions,Gonsiors,Fitzgeralds,Fitspatricks,Kellys,Kozlaks,et. al.; all the team pictures that your dad had done by Bann;may the road rise to meet him and the wind be at his back and may he be in heaven an hour before the devil knew he passed! Terry and Kathy Flynn( Diamondhead, Mississippi)

January 12, 2012

Dear Gerry an Family,
Such a loss for you all. He lived a good life. Back to our Bann days, we remember Dale with all good thoughts and love. Because we are in Florida we will be unable to see you a this time.
Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary Jayne and Denny Larson
The Villages, Fl

Kate (Fleischhacker) Vukodinovich

January 10, 2012

Dear Armstrong Family,
I have such fond memories of hanging out on the boat with Mr. Armstrong at the helm. He was a lot of fun to be around and he and Mrs. Armstrong always made me feel welcome. He leaves a wonderful legacy for you all....truly a life well lived! I am so sorry that I cannot be at the funeral today. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Ken Grogg

January 9, 2012

Rest well, Marine. Thank you for your service to our grateful Nation. Semper Fi.

January 9, 2012

Gerry and family, our deep sympathy and prayers. Paul and Jerry Lou Hague, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin

Mike Doran

January 9, 2012

Bill, Gary, and Barbara,
fond memories of your dad as a great HGRA baseball coach.

My sympathy to you all,

Bill Kelley

January 9, 2012

As a Johnny-come-lately I enjoyed Iwo (my dad)lunches with Dale and Roger Carlson.

Fr. Steve LaCanne

January 9, 2012

It was a gift and honor to be with and pray with Dale and your family at St. Joseph's Hospital his final days. You are a loving family with a beautiful faith and care for eachother.