Dale Robert Tolger, age 81 of Lowell, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer Friday, August 18, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Fran (Byrne); children Linda (Mark) Davis, Keith (Connie) Tolger, Kevin (Stephanie) Tolger; sister Donna (Joe) Niewiadomski; brother-in-law Mel Byrne; sister-in-laws Betsy (John) Rinard, Barb Schneider; grandchildren Jason, Heather (Mike), Kristi (Steve), Meghan, Stephen, Beth, Troy; great-grandchildren, Layla, Amelia, and Steve. Dale was a teacher for 35 years; working 3 years at St. Patrick School in Parnell and the remainder at Northview High School. He was a gold card member of the Casino Club, and loved fishing and golfing. Visitation will be held Monday, August 21, 4-7:00 p.m. at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell; with a vigil service at 6:45 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, August 22, 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4351 Parnell Ave. NE, Ada, MI 49301. The family will greet friends and relatives one hour prior to Mass at the church. Rev. Mark Peacock presiding. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick School, 4333 Parnell Ave. NE, Ada MI 49301; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis TN 38101-9908.