Stephen Arnold “Steve” Dalke, 49, of Hammett, Idaho, died Feb. 22, 2002, after battling cancer.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Baker City Church of the Nazarene, 1250 Hughes Lane.
Steve was born on Dec. 2, 1952, at Omaha, Neb., to Arnold and Doris Dalke, who were missionaries with Village Missions in the Western states. He graduated from Yreka High School at Yreka, Calif., in 1971.
He attended Montana Institute of the Bible where he met his future wife, Carla Sue Claiborne of Boise. They were married at Cole Community Church on May 22, 1976. Throughout the next 25 years they served with Village Missions at Machias, Wash.; Callahan, Calif.; Portland, Mohawk and Unity in Oregon; DeBeque, Colo.; and at Hammett and Bruneau, Idaho.
Steve had a great love for life, people and animals. His strongest desire in life was that everyone would come to know and understand God’s great love and acceptance. He not only preached it, but lived it.
Steve loved spending time with family and friends. He was well- known for playing pranks on people, and had a great sense of humor. One of his hobbies was raising and training horses. He enjoyed helping area ranchers or just pleasure riding.
Steve is survived by his wife, Carla Dalke; his mother, Doris Dalke of Dallas; his children, Bryan Dalke and his wife, Nellie Dalke, and his granddaughter, Kaylee Dalke, all of Boise, Idaho, Cecily Dalke of Sisters and Tim Dalke of Boise; his brother, Dan Dalke of Rouge River; and his sister, Becky Pinson of North Bend.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold Dalke.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 1, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor