106 West Main Street
P.O. Box 146
Phone: 906-475-4631
Fax: 906-475-5561


Friday, April 3rd, 1942 - Monday, July 15th, 2019
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Dale John Talus, 77, of Negaunee, passed away Monday afternoon, July 15, 2019 at his home.

Dale was born April 3, 1942 in Richmond Township to Otto and Lucille (Rock) Talus and graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of 1961. He married Barbara Maki in September of 1963 and they enjoyed 50 years together until her passing in 2013.

Mr. Talus was employed as a welder for Cleveland Cliffs, retiring in 1997 after 33 years of service with the company. Following retirement, he worked for 14 years with the Negaunee Housing Commission. Dale was an avid golfer and was proud of his two holes-in-one while he was a member of Wawanowin Country Club. He also belonged to the Negaunee Cribbage and Pool Leagues and the Ishpeming Bowling League. When it came to helping family, friends and neighbors with any projects, Dale was always willing to put on his tool belt.

Surviving are his daughter, Kathy (Tim) Helmuth of Florida; two sons: Timothy (Julie) and Steven Talus, both of Ishpeming; four grandchildren: Victoria (Stanley) Uroda, Nicholas Helmuth, and Alicia and Brandon Talus; his brother, Bruce (Lois) Talus of Ishpeming; his sister, Suzanne (Bruce) Sheldon of Florida; special niece and nephew, Ashley and Matt (Vanessa) Talus; along with numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara (Maki) Talus in 2013; and an infant daughter, Pamela.

A Celebration of Dale’s Life will be held from 10:00 am until 12 noon on Saturday, July 27th at the Koskey Funeral Home. A luncheon reception will follow at the Ishpeming VFW from 12 Noon – 2 pm. Interment will take place in the Negaunee Cemetery.

Dale’s memorial page may be viewed at www.koskeyfuneralhome.com
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Sheila West

Posted at 10:35pm
Rest peacefully, Dale..
You will be remembered by many for being a great cribbage and pool player, as well as a great friend. A toast will always be raised, as you are spoken of fondly. Wishing you were still with us. Sympathies and condolences to family, and all who knew him well. God's speed, and R.I.P. Dale.

Jonny Waara

Posted at 11:52am
My thoughts go out to the entire Talus family. I always enjoyed my time with Dale and I will cherish the memories and stories from my golf adventures with him and Remi. He was a great guy and will be missed.

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Posted at 10:58am
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Lucy Cote Harrison

Posted at 06:15pm
Dale was always such a special person. Thinking of others and so helpful to so many people 🙏.


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