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Dale E. Williams

August 23, 1930 — February 15, 2024


Dale Emerson Williams, age 93, passed away February 15, 2024, in the home where he was born, surrounded by his family, of complications of Parkinson’s Disease. 

Dale Emerson Williams was born to Fred Emerson Williams and Litha Catherine Pugh Williams on August 23, 1930, on the family farm in Filer, ID, where he helped his dad farm starting at a young age. He attended school at Poplar Hill, grades 1-8 then went to Filer High School where he was active in sports, choir, speech, and drama. He met the love of his life, Della Ann Scott (aka “Scotty”) in 1946. Dale graduated in 1948. 

Dale and Scotty were married in the Filer Methodist Church in June of 1951. They had four wonderful children: Kathryn, Mark, Eric, and Susan. 72 years later, Scotty was still the love of his life. Dale was a farmer his entire life, farming the land his father, Fred, purchased in 1919, which achieved century farm status in 2019. He raised a variety of crops and started Will-O-Dell Registered Holsteins in 1952.  

After Dale and Scotty were married, Dale officiated high school basketball games, was active in the Filer Methodist Church, past master of Filer Masonic Lodge #55, received many awards for his excellent dairy cows, a member and past president of Idaho Holstein Association, was inducted into the Southern Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame, and the Idaho Dairy Hall of Fame. He coached the Will-O-Dell coed softball team in the Twin Falls City League for years, which included his kids, their spouses, and his nephews. 

Dale and Scotty were able to travel many places and attend several cow-related events, such as being an Idaho delegate to the National Holstein Convention four times. They saw several baseball games in different stadiums across the country. He thoroughly enjoyed watching his kids and grandkids play ball and perform. Dale loved baseball!  

He came from a very musical family, and sang at many, many weddings, funerals, and special events as well as on the tractor in the fields as loud as possible! 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings: Sherm (Charlotte), Jeanne, LaRee (Bill), and Jack (Elsie). He is survived by his wife, Scotty, and his children: Kathryn (Erik/“Pete”) Peterson, Mark (Debbie) Williams, Eric (Jenny) Williams, and Susan Williams. His remarkable grandchildren: Haley Peterson, Andrew Peterson, Heidi (Corey) Chapman, Jessyka Williams, Lea Williams (Brennan Serrano), Katie Williams, Anna Williams, Ben (Melissa) Landrian, Jori (Chad) Loveland, Savannah (Kaleb) Erickson, Peyton Emerson Fleming, and Reece Williams Fleming. His great-grandchildren: Lexi Vela, Kylie Berry, Gunnar Berry, Maddie Williams-Brinkley, Emerson Coburn-Williams, Benjamin Landrian, Cayden Loveland, Colston Loveland, Cash Loveland and baby girl Loveland due in June. His adopted son Mark Brady; several nieces and nephews and his beloved cat, Target. 

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Hospice Visions especially nurses Cindy RN and Sue LPN, aides Jennifer, Taylor, Heather and all the other aides. Our longtime caregiver, Gloria, and the rest of the wonderful caregivers.  

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made in Dale’s name to the Filer Quick Response Unit or Hospice Visions.  

A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 24, 2024 at 1 pm at Rosenau Funeral Home, 2826 Addison Ave E. Twin Falls.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Saturday, February 24, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Rosenau Funeral Home & Crematory

2826 Addison Ave E, Twin Falls, ID 83301


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