Dale A. Kuenzi, 78 was born in Silverton, Oregon to Ernest and Lena (Stadeli) Kuenzi on Dec. 18, 1944 and passed away on Jan. 30, 2023 due to complications from a lung disease.
After graduating from OSU with a degree in food science, he served in the army for two years. He spent his career in the food safety industry working at Gregg Food Products and Oregon Department of Agriculture while farming on the side. After retirement, he found joy being involved with the family farm and spending time with family.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Klopfenstein) of 52 years; his four children, Rebecca (Tim) Berning, Roger Kuenzi, Leon Kuenzi and Jeff (Kyla) Kuenzi; his grandchildren, Lydia, Isaac, Isabel and Ethan Berning and Cassie Kuenzi; his siblings, Anna (Leonard) Edelman, Raymond (Eileen) Kuenzi, Mabel (Glenn) Yutzie, and Pauline Kuenzi. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Lawrence Kuenzi and Eldon Kuenzi; and his sister, Lilly May Gould. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
Private services were held on Feb. 2.