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Dale A. Burk

Died: Wed., Sep. 16, 2020


Graveside Service

1:00 PM Thu., Sep. 24, 2020
Location: Riverside Cemetery


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Stevensville - Dale A. Burk, 83, passed away Wednesday, September 16 at his home in Stevensville. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 24 at 1:00 P.M. at the Riverside Cemetery in Stevensville. A full obituary will follow. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.whitesittfuneralhome.com.

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Mel B
   Posted Fri September 18, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. I always enjoyed listening to the stories he would tell when he was hear to see Dr. McNulty. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Ben Long
   Posted Fri September 18, 2020
It was my pleasure to know Dale as an outdoorsman, conservationist and writer. He exemplified the best of Montana. Best to all who loved him.

George Corn
   Posted Fri September 18, 2020
So sorry for your loss. We all share in it. Dale had such a vital and vibrant outlook. Much more will be said but please know Dale left many legacies among them being a great champion of MT's fish, wildlife and the habitat necessary to make them flourish as well as the importance of public access to our public waters and lands.
I am grateful to have known him.
-George Corn

Duane and Joanne Bernard
   Posted Sat September 19, 2020
We recall many hours spent with Dale in our booths at Sportsmen's shows. A fishing trip near Darby and visits with he and Pat in their home. A real advocate for wildlife and conservation. Our sympathy to his family.

Linda Pfau
   Posted Sat September 19, 2020
Please accept my condolences in the passing of your father. No matter what age, it is always hard to lose a parent.

Dave & Ruth Baker
   Posted Sat September 19, 2020
We send Dale's family our sympathy. He will certainly be missed in Stevensville and in all of Montana.

Gary Brooks
   Posted Sat September 19, 2020
I am so very sorry to hear of Dale's death. He was a fantastic champion of the great outdoors and will be missed in that capacity. I knew Dale more for his work as a writer. He was always willing and anxious to visit students at Stevensville High School to talk with them about the craft of writing. He and Pat were a lovely couple; I cherished my visits with both.

Andrew Elsen
   Posted Sat September 19, 2020
Through the seasons of life, in good times, in tough times, in joy and grief, in matters of the heart and the Spirit you were a true friend on the journey.
Looking for the Day when we will share together that Great Feast with our Lord.
Andrew and Carol Elsen

david R. Kauffman
   Posted Sat September 19, 2020
dale did more for the quality of outdoor life in montana than anyone i have ever known.he was both old friend and a montana hero.

Tony Schoonen
   Posted Sun September 20, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to Dale's family. Back in the day when I worked with, traveled and fished with Dale we had some awesome times. I consider those days some of my fondest memories. Dale will be missed.

Tricia Valdez
   Posted Sun September 20, 2020
I will always cherish being an honorary daughter of Dale and Pat. XOXO - Tricia

Ron Marcoux
   Posted Sun September 20, 2020
Many days on the Big Hole comparing notes on the salmon fly hatch. A great conervation with a great heart for Montana's fish and wildlife. He was an articulate advocate and will be missed.

L Allen Strate
   Posted Mon September 21, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to you and yours.
For those he's befriended through the years as a lifelong journalist, author, editor, publisher, sportsman and wilderness advocate, he has shared his essence, the gift of his life in "A Brush With a Wild Thing or Two in Montana".

I thank him for his friendship, his counsel and guidance; whose writing insight, well-directed pen and practiced eye ensured that the stories ebbed when needed and flowed as writing should. Thank you Dale.

Bruce Whittenberg
   Posted Mon September 21, 2020
My thoughts are with Dale's family at this time. I have had the pleasure and honor of knowing Dale for several years. He is a Montana legend in many ways. His humor and candor were admired and appreciated. I will miss him. We will all miss him.
Bruce Whittenberg
Director, Montana Historical Society

Mike Thompson
   Posted Wed September 23, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. He was someone I looked up to for his passion and his strength. He was always true to his principles and I appreciated that he always spoke truth to power. I was lucky enough to work alongside him on a few projects for wildlife resources in the Bitterroot over the years, and in recent years he would take a seat across from me at Ruby's Cafe when he had to come to Missoula and he's spend a minute catching up. I really enjoyed his presentation on the video about the C. Ben White project recently. Please accept my sincere condolences. Mike Thompson, and FWP.

mike thompson
   Posted Wed September 23, 2020

BASKET GARDEN was sent by Mike Thompson, Sharon Rose and the FWP family.

With deepest sympathy and in fond remembrance.


Judy Parker
   Posted Wed September 23, 2020
We started reading Dale’s column in the Missoulian about 1970. Several years later we met him in Stevensville. He always had a smile. He was always enthusiastic. We knew the kids. We ran into Bruce at Ryan Dam (covering the GreatFalls of Lewis and Clark fame) in GF. Years later, Dale published and edited a book about L &C ‘lost trail’ adventures. Always there for the community, he will be missed. My best wishes to Pat and Ruth.

ed & diane schreckendgust
   Posted Wed September 23, 2020
Our condolences to Dales family. We always sat behind him in church and had the joy
of visiting with him before services. He was so talented and a great speaker. We feel
so blessed to have known him.

Patty Calcaterra
   Posted Thu September 24, 2020

SOFT AND SWEET MEMORIES STANDING SPRAY was sent by Patty Calcaterra, Ken Brown, Ted Calcaterra, Jim Calcaterra.

Until we meet again, Dale. Our lives are so much better because of you. Patty Calcaterra, Ken Brown, Ted Calcaterra, Jim Calcaterra


Patty Calcaterra
   Posted Thu September 24, 2020
Until we meet again, Dale. We will miss you until then. Our lives are so much better because you were in them.

Patty Calcaterra, Ken Brown, Ted Calcaterra, Jim Calcaterra

Sharon Connelly Albiston
   Posted Thu September 24, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. I am privileged to have known him for many years. He had so many talents: art, writing, outdoor lore, and the list goes on and on. My condolences to his entire family: Pat & the children, Arlee & Lorna & Marianne and Kent. May he rest in peace.

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