Cover photo for Dale Frank Sundholm's Obituary
1927 Dale 2016

Dale Frank Sundholm

July 15, 1927 — May 1, 2016

After a long illness, culminating in a broken hip - Dale Sundholm died on Sunday May 1st, 2016, at his home, Glenwood Place Sr. Living, Vancouver, Washington, where he had resided with his wife of 49 years, since November 2014 Dale was born in Atwater, Minnesota, the last of Erick and Ella Sundholm's three children -- two older sisters  - Bessie and Dorothy Sundholm.

Dale lived with his parents in Williams, until his father suffered a fatal Stroke while working in the fields in 1945. Shortly thereafter Dale and his Mother moved to Portland, Oregon, where he finished High School, got a job at The Portland Bag Factory to support himself and his Mother, continuing his education, at a Portland Technical College for Radio & TV Broadcasting. Dale then obtained his FCC License, married Carol McCormick and moved to Prineville, Oregon, where he got a job at the local Radio Station KRCO. as an Announcer/Disk Jockey, He then moved to Kennewick, Washington where he began working in 'Master Control' and doing voice-over announcing at KEPER, the "Tri-City" TV Station. Ambition once again dictated a move back to Portland in 1961, with his wife, Carol, and their three children, Rodney, Ronald and Cheryl.  He was hired at the new ABC affiliate -- KATU, Channel 2 where he worked for 32 years in various capacities, Cameraman, Sound Engineer -ending his career as a Technical Director and Crew Chief for  three locally produced shows a morning talk show called "AM Northwest' (still on the air) the early AM News; and an afternoon talk show called "Two at Four" He and his first wife were divorced in late 1961, - he remarried in 1967. When he retired from KATU, in 1994, he helped his wife, PENNY, in running their Gift/Coffee Shop located in the Portland 'Gateway' Shopping Center. As you can tell, Dale led a full and complete life and at age 88 left this world with a peaceful and full heart!

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