Watters Sr., Dale E., Rose City, MI, Formerly of Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away Friday, February 17, 2012 at his home. Age 75 years. The son of the late Frank and Mildred (Elbers) Watters, Dale was born November 20, 1936 in Saginaw, Michigan. Dale married Elizabeth Jarema, his loving wife of 26 years, on May 18, 1985. She survives him. He was employed at Ray’s Food Fair for 38 years until his retirement in February of 1994. Dale was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in West Branch, Michigan. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time out-of-doors and was an avid Detroit Red Wings fan. Surviving besides his wife Elizabeth are two sons, Dale E. Watters Jr., Saginaw; Daniel Watters, Saginaw; step-children, Charles Bliss, Hope; Lucinda Monroe, Saginaw; Mark (Nancy) Bliss, Gaylord; Dale’s grandchildren, Krystal, Leah, Melissa, Ashley, Michelle, Mark Jr., Brian and Corbet; one great-granddaughter, Alexis; two brothers and three sisters, Gary (Ann) Watters, Saginaw; Ted (Ann) Watters, Saginaw; Mary (Don) Rau, Saginaw; Jane (Jim) Davis, Midland; Laura Lahrman, Saginaw; several nieces and nephews. Dale was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Watters, and by two sisters, Gloria Henne and Joan Young. Funeral service will take place on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Hospice of Helping Hands of West Branch, Holy Family Catholic Church in West Branch or the American Cancer Society. www.snowfuneralhome.net