Dale John Buzzell was born Jan. 16, 1947 in Columbus, Wis. to Dewey and Evelyn (Strobel) Buzzell. He was raised in Horicon, Wis. and graduated from Horicon High School. Dale attended college in Madison, Wis. Dale was drafted into the Army and served in Vietnam. After the service he went back to Wisconsin and then moved to Minneapolis. On April 12, 1975 he married Lynda Case and they made their home in Isanti. Dale was employed at Johnson Controls in the Twin Cities for 32 years. He began trucking in 2006. Dale was a member of Elim Baptist Church in Isanti. He enjoyed the family activities, Valley Fair, summer vacations, camping and shooting trap.
Dale is survived by his wife, Lynda of Isanti; son Robert Buzzell of Isanti; daughter, Tracy (Drew) Striebel of Hastings; 2 sisters, Nancy Erickson of Wyoming, Minn., Mary (Ken) Roberts of Florida; 1 niece, Patricia (Justin) Raymer and their son Jacob of Florida; 3 nephews, Kenneth Roberts, III, Paul Roberts and William Roberts all of Florida; and by many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Elim Baptist Church in Isanti with Rev. Ryan O’Leary officiating. Marlene Hartzell will serve as pianist. Visitation will be 1 hour before the service at the church. Interment will be in Isanti Union Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel.