Dale Lewandowski, age 81, of St. Cloud and formerly of Gilman, passed away April 29, 2023, at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by family and friends from heart failure. Funeral services were 11 a.m. May 8 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The Rev. Glen Lewandowski officiated and burial with full military honors took place in the parish cemetery. Visitation was May 7 at the Foley Funeral Home and continued from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at the church Monday. Service with dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Dale Louis Lewandowski was born Feb. 12, 1942, in St. Cloud, to Louis and Mary (Kubat) Lewandowski. He attended grade school in Ronneby and graduated from Foley High School, class of 1960, where he played basketball. During high school, he worked for Lewandowski Implement. After he graduated from high school, he attended the University of Minnesota and eventually enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. After the service, he farmed with his parents after his brother, Kelly, passed away. Dale married Judy Kampa March 4, 1965, at St. John’s Catholic Church. The couple celebrated 58 years of marriage together and raised four daughters: Sherrie, Brenda, Lisa and Terra. Together as a family, they operated Green Acres Dairy Farm in Gilman. Dale was active on several farm boards including the beef board, AMPI, ADA, and was the recipient of the Outstanding Farmer of the Year award. He also enjoyed tractor pulls, custom combining and all field work. After retiring, the couple moved to Zimmerman where they lived for 28 years. Dale bid septic systems and drove truck for Centra Sota and RDO. Dale and Judy enjoyed watching their grandchildren at many sporting events. He enjoyed spending time with family and especially his grandchildren.
Left to keep his memory are his wife, Judy, St. Cloud; daughters, Sherrie (Kevin) Chmielewski, Brenda (Rick) Dudek, Lisa (Brian Foss), Terra (Roger) Pohlkamp; and grandchildren Danielle (Tim) Boron, Blair (Eric) Herm, Eric (Mackenzie) Dudek, Megan Dudek, Jordan (Gabbie) Posterick, Paige and Paityn Pohlkamp; three great-grandchildren, Jaxson, Ellee and Cooper; and brothers and sisters, Joyce (Doug) McMains, Fr. Glen, David (Vicki) MaryAnn (Roger) Worm, Rick, Debbie (Kermit) Gilyard and Colleen (Clint) Corrigan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kelly and granddaughter, Jade May 8, 2015. The family wishes to thank everyone for their outpouring love and support for the family; no thank you cards will be sent.