William Lloyd Dale, Lemmon SD, age 82, moved to his heavenly home December 4, 2020. He was surrounded by family members at the Bismarck Sanford Hospital.
He was born July 28, 1938 at Burke SD to Bill and Alice (Chastain) Dale. June 6, 1958, he married his high school sweetheart, Carol Jean Hofer from Onida, SD. He worked for Carol’s dad for the summer and then moved to Denver, CO to pursue studies in TV electronics. While there, their first son, William Lloyd III (Bill) was born. After a move to Wall, SD and then to Gopher, SD they made the decision to return to Aberdeen where Lloyd continued his education at NSU. In 1963, Lloyd accepted a teaching position in Lemmon, SD. While there, their second son, Shannon Lee was born.
With a love for YHWH’s word and truth, and with a heart and mind that is passionate to know Jesus’ true purpose and mission, Lloyd Dale had invested thousands of hours of time and energy into the study of Scripture, with emphasis on history and prophecy.
He spent many hours on his website lloyddale.com. With this background and an insatiable appetite for truth, he brought fresh insight into the understanding of Scripture. He is a graduate of a Christian High School (Sunshine Bible Academy, Miller, SD.) He also earned BS and MS degrees, and did postgraduate work in South Dakota, Colorado, and Massachusetts and started working toward a Ph.D. degree in Biblical Studies.
While in College, he served approximately two years as Bacteriologists at St Luke’s hospital in Aberdeen. Following his graduation from college, he spent 17 years as a teacher in government (public) schools in South Dakota, seven years as a pastor in North and South Dakota, and 27 years (as of 2014) as a Bible researcher, writer, and teacher.
As a successful Biology teacher, he was active in all facets of education including the South Dakota Education Association, wherein he served on numerous committees at the local, state, and national level. He served five years on the Board of Directors, one year as full-time president of SDEA, and one year as a full-time registered lobbyist for SDEA.
He was named an “Outstanding Biology Teacher” in South Dakota in 1969, as well as receiving other recognitions and awards during his teaching career including, but not limited to: Outstanding Educators of America, Outstanding Young Men of America, Jaycees: Outstanding Young Educator, Outstanding Young Religious Leader, Golden Liberty Award, Two National Science foundation Grants, Certificate for forty years of continuous breeding of registered Quarter horses, and a private pilot’s license.
After Lloyd left the teaching profession he pursued other passions. Lloyd served as a full-time lobbyist for home schooling and Christian schools during the 1981 and 1982 South Dakota legislative sessions. Lloyd and his lovely wife “Jeanie” continued to reside on their small ranch in western South Dakota. He was extremely proud of his grandchildren and loved being involved in their rodeos, golf, and computer interests.
Lloyd is survived by his wife, Carol; two sons Bill (Jackie) Dale of Timber Lake, SD; Shannon (Erin) Dale of Mobridge, SD; four grandchildren Jesse (LaNay) Dale of Timber Lake, SD; Tucker (Sadie) Dale and great-grand daughter Rayne of Ryder, ND; Tanner Dale of Timber Lake SD; Emily Dale (Nathan Hollenbeck) and great-grandson Jameson of Trail City, SD. Sister, Lorna (Jim ) May of Inver Grove Heights, MN as well as many nieces and nephews.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Alice Dale, his brother Byron Dale, and Carol’s parents, Josh and Mary Hofer.
Arrangements are pending with Evanson Jensen Funeral Home of Lemmon, SD. A celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to Carol Dale c/o Shannon Dale 521 5th Ave. W. Mobridge, SD 57601.