A second-generation funeral director, Dale purchased Lyndahl Funeral Home in 1971 from his father, Cliff. Dale started working with his father in the family business in 1959 and became a licensed funeral director in 1961. In 1980, Dale relocated Lyndahl from Broadway to 1350 Lombardi Avenue.
Dale, a Green Bay native, is a 1961 graduate of the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in Milwaukee. He served his pre-licensure apprenticeship at Lyndahl Funeral Home with his father, Cliff.
Dale and his wife, Kay, reside in Sturgeon Bay and Sun City Center, Florida. They have four daughters: Keri (John) Kasel, Kris (John) Jager, Kalen (Kelly) Crane, and Karen (Kent) VandenBosch. They also have eight grandchildren.
Dale is a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Green Bay. He served on the board of directors at Bay Area Lutheran Home for 13 years and was president for eight of those years. He is also a member of Theodore Roosevelt Lodge #322 Free and Accepted Masons, where he was past master in 1968; Low-12 Club; Scottish Rite Bodies-Valley of Green Bay; Charter Member of Beja Temple, AAONMS and Super Cycle Unit; Door County Shrine Club; Sigma Omega Beta (Sons of Bosses); former member of Green Bay Downtown Rotary Club and current member of the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay. He was also a member and past president of the former South Side Civic Association.