FIFE LAKE — Dale A. Downey, 61, of Fife Lake, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Munson Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 27, 1952, in Traverse City, to the late DeBlenna and Julia (Mills) Downey.
Dale enjoyed playing golf and especially loved to go hunting, not missing a year since he was young. He also liked to tinker and do woodworking.
Most of all he will be remembered as the family comedian; Dale would find humor in everything and loved to see people laugh and smile.
Dale will be dearly missed by his wife, Susan (Brunette); daughter, Carrie (Stephen) Nagy; son, Adam Downey; grandchildren, Jacob and Morgan; siblings, Janet Tidey, Tom Downey and Iva Welch; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Rita Downey, Robert Downey and Dennis Downey.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Kalkaska Funeral Home, 152 S. Cedar St., Kalkaska. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., with final visitation beginning at 1 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in the Chapel of Kalkaska Funeral Home. Linda Bridson will officiate the service. Burial will take place in Clark Cemetery in the spring.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.