In Memory

Dale Robert Dzierla - Class Of 1997

Dale Robert Dzierla


Dale Robert Dzierla 

October 17, 1978 - April 8, 2019

South Bend - Dale Robert Dzierla, 40, passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Monday, April 8, 2019 in his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Dale was born October 17, 1978 in Mishawaka to Patrick and Chelsea (Fitz) Dzierla. Dale is survived by his mother, Chelsea (Gregg) Henriott of Walkerton; father, Patrick (Catherine) Dzierla of Walkerton; sister, Kelli (Brian Flook) Headley; half-sister, Holly (Justin) Widmeyer; niece & nephew, Aubree & Joshua Headley; and 12-year caregiver that Dale announced was now family, Lisa Ryan. Dale was preceded in death by a step-brother, Ric Henriott; and grandparents, Frank Jr. and Mary Dzierla and Carl L. and Gladys Fitz.

Dale graduated from Washington High School in 1997. He volunteered at the YMCA and Goodwill. Dale loved a variety of movies, music and dancing. He enjoyed playing the lottery and taking trips to the casino. Dale had an incredible memory and knew what years most events happened, what president was on what bill, and other rare history information. He was a very positive, polite, complimenting person. Dale loved life and had the the ultimate, Dance Like No Ones Looking, personality. He enhanced the lives of his family and everyone around him, lightening their spirits and making it a happier place. Dale was always full of surprises, never knowing what he might say, except you could count on hearing, “It’s going to be a wonderful, beautiful day” when he awoke and how beautiful the sunset was in the evenings. “That’s about it”. 

A Celebration of Life will be 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Friday, April 12, 2019 in ST. JOSEPH FUNERAL HOME, 824 S. Mayflower Rd with a small service and shared memories to begin at 5:30pm. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you and have Memorial Contributions made to Southern Care Hospice, 1626 E. Day Rd. Mishawaka, IN 46545. The support, kindness and compassion shown to Dale and family was greatly appreciated.

Condolences for the family may be made at

04/09/2019 JFC