Allan moved to East Lansing to attend MSU in 1962, where he received a bachelor’s in Marketing. He then became a recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship. He was a great entrepreneur and innovator in the electronics field. He loved to encourage new talent, giving them a place to grow and learn. Allan was the founder of various companies, all centered around the concept of family first. Allan loved his wife Karen, and his children and just adored his grandchildren. He was also an avid outdoorsman who traveled all over the world seeking adventures with his wife and family.
Allan lived by his mottos: “travel before you are too old and cannot enjoy the splendor of it all” and “if you do what you love, you will always do well.”
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Karen Melin Dale; children, Angela Dale of Haslett and Andrea Dale of Cincinnati; 8 grandchildren, Allan Dale III, Aerial Dale, Rick Roth, Jr., Samantha (Justin) Leverett, Gary Roth, Emily Roth, Nicholas Algeo, and Matthew Algeo; 4 great-grandchildren, Justin, Jr., Kayleigh, Willow and Milo Leverett; brother, Ronald (Bernice) Dale; and numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his son, Allan Dale, Jr., his parents, and 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. In lieu of a memorial contribution or floral tributes, Allan would prefer that you go out and experience your own adventure in his honor.