May 22, 1947 - September 28, 2019
Watertown -- Dale R. Wehner, 72, of Watertown, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Watertown with Father Miroslaw Szynal officiating. Innichement, with military honors, will take place at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia. Family and friends may pay their respects at Hafemeister Funeral Home on Sunday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials, if desired, would be appreciated to St. Henry's Catholic Church, Wounded Warrior Project or Rainbow Hospice. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Dale Raymond Wehner was born on May 22, 1947 in Milwaukee, the son of Donald and Dolores (nee Schilz) Wehner. He was a United States Marine during the Vietnam War, receiving several Purple Hearts and accommodations in an infantry unit. Following, he was assigned embassy duty in Jerusalem.
On August 28, 1976 he was united in marriage to Valerie Bush at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Watertown. Dale served as a police officer for the Watertown Police Department from 1973 until his retirement in 1998. Following retirement Dale stayed busy, often working several jobs at a time. Dale was a loving and supportive husband and father, and adored his grandchildren.
He enjoyed spending time with his good friends and daily coffee group.
Dale is survived by his wife, Valerie, and children; Sarah (Andrew Maricle) Wehner, Julie (Dave Taylor) Wehner and Jonathan (Lisa) Wehner. Grandpa of Jackson, Callie, Quinn and Tenley Wehner and Logan Taylor. Brother to David (Rosemary) Wehner of Brookfield, Kristine Bong of Jackson and Maryrose Gallagher of Algonquin, IL and brother-in-law of Peter Euper of Lannon. Further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Kathleen Euper, brother-in-law Donald Bong and nephew Devon Davis.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Shannon O'Mahar, the nurses and staff at St. Mary's Janesville Oncology and the entire Rainbow Hospice staff, especially Jody.