Posted 9/26/18 (Wed)
Dale Roger Crimmins was born Dec. 29, 1959, during the worst storm of the year. The roads were blocked and visibility was zero. His older brother, Frankie Dean, rode his horse to the neighbors for help. In the meantime, Dale’s father and sister, Joyce, delivered Dale, a healthy bouncing baby boy.
Dale attended elementary school in White Earth, Powers Lake Catholic School, Johnson’s Corner, and Watford City Public Schools, graduating in 1978. Dale enjoyed playing football for Watford City High School. Dale worked after school and on weekends for Orrin’s Bobcat and Black Hills Trucking.
After high school, Dale Joined the Army and was stationed at Frankfurt Germany. While in the Army, Dale worked as a diesel mechanic, keeping the Army’s trucks running smooth. He later received an honorable discharge. When Dale returned from his service, he hauled grain for Morkin Grain Cleaning Service. From 1983-1989, Dale worked for several drilling companies; Bomac, Manning Kenting Burris, and Tierra Drilling. In 1990 he started his pipeline career, working for Gifferd 4R, Keogh, Haines, CSI, Sterling, Friend Construction, and Tomahock. Dale also worked 11 years for SK & S.
Dale was a member of the White Earth Saddle Club. He often team roped with his father and friends. One of Dale’s passions was riding his Harley Davidson. On August 25, he rode with Fire and Iron on their 13th annual fun run. There were over 300 bikers. He liked fishing, and enjoyed catching Paddlefish. Dale was a member of the Alexander Fire Department and the American Legion Post #29.
Dale was known for his quick wit and sense of humor. He was a friend to all, always offering a helping hand.
He is survived by his children, KayCee and Kobee both of Alexander; his brother, Ike (Sandi) Crimmins of Bismarck, N.D. Sisters, Jolyne (Kenny) Sigvaldsen of Williston, N.D., Pat (Don) Sillerud, and Joyce (Orin) Moe of Watford City, N.D.; along with several nieces and nephews.
Dale is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Vernice Crimmins; his older brother, Frankie Dean Crimmins; and his niece, Connie Wold.
A visitation for Dale was held Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Watford City. A mass with Christian burial was held Thursday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m., at Epiphany Catholic Church, Watford City, N.D. Burial followed at Johnson’s Corner Cemetery.