PEQUOT LAKES -- Dale C. Headlee, age 88, of rural Pequot Lakes, passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center in Pine River, Minn. He was born Oct. 29, 1915, in Guthrie Center, Iowa, to Carl and Elva Headlee. They moved to Pequot Lakes in 1920 where he grew up and graduated from Pequot Lakes High School in 1933. He married Doris Hojem in 1944 and they raised their family of 11 children in rural Pequot Lakes.
Dale was a World War II veteran. He served in the Army Air Corps as a B-17 pilot. He was a past commander and a lifetime member of the American Legion in Pequot Lakes.
He is survived by his wife, Doris; children, Grace Lindner, of St. Paul, Dale H. Headlee, of rural Pequot Lakes, Linda Ek, of Backus, Sharon Anderson, of Bloomington, Lewis Headlee, of rural Pequot Lakes, Carla Walfred, of Eden Prairie, Dean Headlee, of Avon, Lori Whinnery, of Maple Grove, Lois Akerson, of Pequot Lakes, Doreen Baker, of rural Pequot Lakes, and Dan Headlee, of rural Pequot Lakes; sister, Jane Smith, of St. Paul; brother, Lynn Headlee, of Pequot Lakes; 32 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Pequot Lakes, with Pastor Paul Jensen officiating. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River, and one hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.
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