Dale Poitra

BELCOURT Dale Poitra, 67, Belcourt, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, in a Belcourt hospital.

He was born July 24, 1946, to Josephine and Michael Poitra, in Belcourt. While attending college, he was drafted into the Army and served for 20 years, including in Germany and in the Vietnam War. He married Hedwig “Susie” Michalzyk on Aug. 7, 1968. In 1986, he retired from the Army.

Survivors: wife; daughters, Jeanette Poitra, Patty Longie, Jackie Marcellais, Tammie Poitra and Caroline Malaterre, all Belcourt; son, Freddy, Belcourt; 21 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; mother, of Rolette; five brothers; and eight sisters.

Funeral: Friday, 10 a.m., St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Belcourt.

Burial: St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery, Belcourt.

Visitation: Thursday, 6 p.m., in the church.

Rosary service: Thursday, 8 p.m., in the church.

(Elick Funeral Home, Rolla)