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Dale L. Petzold

June 11, 1940 ~ November 11, 2022 (age 82) 82 Years Old


Dale L. Petzold, 82, of Great Falls passed away on November 11, 2022. A Memorial Service will be held on SATURDAY December 3rd at 11:00 AM at The Westside Methodist Church, 726 Central Ave. NW, Great Falls. Cremation has been entrusted to Croxford Funeral Home.

Dale was born on June 11, 1940, to Cecil and Kathryn (Morden) Petzold in Detroit, MI. He was raised in Livonia, MI and graduated from Bentley High School in 1958. He went on to attend Northern Michigan University receiving a bachelor’s degree before earning his master’s from Wayne State University. Dale would spend the next 30 years teaching in Southfield Public Schools where he taught biology, green house management and chemistry. He was the science department head.

It was during his time in Southfield that Dale would meet his true love, Roxann, and on July 22, 1978 the two were wed at St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church. They celebrated their 44th anniversary in 2022.

Dale was a man of many passions. He was a church elder, Lions Club President, and Chairperson of Michigan Science Teachers Conference to name a few. He loved playing Golf, sailing and gardening.

He will be missed by many but especially his wife, Roxann of Great Falls, MT; sons, Jeremy (Kristy) Petzold of Canton, Michigan, Anthony (Tammy) Petzold of Great Falls, MT, and Adam (Shizuka) Petzold of Camp Pendleton, CA; sister, Janice (Chuck) Waugaman of Livonia, MI; brother, Irv (Terri) Petzold Owensboro, KY; and grandchildren, Ethan, Jared, Gavin, Sara, Ryan, Nora, and Evvie

He is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Kathryn Petzold and his brother, Donald Petzold.

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Memorial Service
December 3, 2022

11:00 AM
Westside Methodist Church


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