Dale Gibson

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died October 27, 2023

Dale T. Gibson, age 91, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 27, 2023 at Transitions Assisted Living in Gladstone.


Dale was born on February 15, 1932, in Battle Creek, the son of Lloyd and Verna (Howard) Gibson. Dale grew up in Battle Creek before they relocated to Rapid River, where Dale graduated from high school. He was then drafted into the United States Army in which he served from 1952 to 1954 before his honorable discharge. After leaving the Army, Dale returned to work in Battle Creek before deciding that the city life wasn’t for him. He then came back to the Upper Peninsula. Dale worked for most of his life in the construction field but also was involved with real estate as well as being the VP for the teamsters union. He was also a member of the Gladstone Yacht Club.


On September 5, 1970, Dale was united in marriage to the former Patricia Elliott. Together they spent 53 wonderful years. Together, Patricia and Dale traveled often and wintered for 18 years in the Gulf Shores. Dale was also an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved going to camp and taking rides in the woods. He also raised and trained bird dogs, which he took great pride in. Together, Dale and Patricia owned Gibby’s Bar in Gladstone where many friends and memories were made. Most of all, Dale loved being with his family. He will truly be missed.

Dale is survived by his loving wife, Patricia, children Crystal (Dennis) Hardwick, Sam (Diane) Gibson, Kelly (Joel) Jurosek, and Tina (Jim) Brassick; 7 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.


Private services honoring Dale will be held.

13 Tributes for “Dale Gibson

    So sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. One of my favorite vacations was with Dale and Patty in Gulf Shores and going to Flora-Bama with them. Prayers to Patty and all of Dale’s family

    Dale was a good friend and a great outdoorsman. For many, many years he and Patty gave us a warm welcome as we came together to enjoy the beautiful north woods of the U.P. Four generations of Prestage’s will fondly remember the great spirit of ol’ Gibby.

    Sorry to hear about Dales passing. I will always remember him for the great stories and jokes he would tell. He is a good man that will be missed by all that new him.

    Sending my deepest condolences to Patty and the families. So sorry for your loss. Loved Dale dearly and he will be missed. Loved shooting pool for Gibbys and really enjoyed working for both Patty and Dale. Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers. ❤️

    Prayers and thoughts are with you Patti and your family. Dale will always give us great memories and laughs, he sure had a wonderful spirit. Gibby’s was the best bar ever! So much fun and great times! Scotty & Ellen Malnar

    We will remember Dale for his wonderful stories and photos of wildlife from home and camp. He was enjoyable company and a lot of fun to spend time with. Patty, we send sincere condolences to you and your family.

    Patti and family,
    My condolences and Prayers for all those that Loved him and will miss him.
    Dale was a man among men, a gentleman and a great boss! I will always cherish those wonderful years of fun, work and play at Gibby’s.
    Brenda Kinnart

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