September 10, 1931 ~ May 12,
Dale F. Isackson, 89, of Larsmont, died Wednesday, May
12, 2021, at Lake View Hospital in Two Harbors, after
suffering a stroke.
Dale was born to Oliver and Vera (Hill) Isackson on
September 10, 1931, in Two Harbors, and was a
life-long resident of Larsmont. After graduating from
high school he attended UMD for two years. During the
Korean War he served in the U.S. Army from August 1954
until July 1956 stationed in Japan. He then married
Dale was employed at the DM&IR Railroad, then
Reserve Mining Company from 1962 until 1968, when he
joined MN DOT, retiring in 1994.
He and Delores enjoyed and taught clogging, which led
to his design and patent of the Bell Tap. A ham radio
operator, he was also a certified examiner. He enjoyed
Lake Superior fishing, time in the woods, operating
his sawmill, inventing. .and was a proud caretaker of
the U.S. flag at the Larsmont schoolhouse.
Dale was a member of the American Legion and the
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant
sister, Phyllis, and brothers, James and Charles.
Dale is survived by his wife, Delores, daughter, Dale
Ann (Mark) Widen; sons, Doug (Julie) Isackson and
Dwight Isackson; grandchildren, Jamie (Jason)
Skagerberg, Jason (Shayla) Widen, Samantha (Mark)
Krsiean, Erik Isackson and Alexandra Isackson; many
cherished great-grandchildren; a sister, Carol
Westerland; and nieces and nephews.
A gathering of family and friends was held at Cavallin
Funeral Home in Two Harbors. Burial and military
honors followed at Lakeview Cemetery. To share your
memories or condolences online, visit Cavallin Funeral Home