Dale was born on November 13, 1933 in Kalispell to Hessie and Fred Erickson, Sr. Throughout his childhood, Dale lived in many locations. He worked an assortment of jobs but finally ended up retiring from Western Bee Supplies, Inc. in Polson after 22 years.
In December 30, 1994 he married Vicki Rogers and lived with her until his death.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred Sr. and Hessie, a brother, Fred Jr. and his father in-law, Christian Berger.
Survivors include his wife, Vicki at the family home; his children, daughter Rhonda (Terry) of Kansas City, MO, daughter Vicki of Garland, TX, son Fordyce Jr. (LaRese) of Polson, son Michael (Lorrie) of Polson, daughter Tammie Farley (Eric) of Polson; stepson, Shawn Rogers (Melissa) of Polson, stepson Darrel Rogers (Deana) of Polson, stepdaughter Michaele May (Brian) of Omaha, NE, stepson Wayne Rogers (Val) of Polson, stepson Gene Rogers of Florence, OR. Dale is also survived by 31 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, a sister in law, Betty Erickson, and several nieces and a nephew.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.