Eric Michael Dale, 40, of Marine died on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra.
No services are scheduled. Mr. Dale made a gift of his body to St. Louis University. Wojstrom Funeral Home in Pontoon Beach is in charge of arrangements.
He was born on May 25, 1975 at Scott Air Base to Jean Diane Rusick of Marine and the late William Gary Dale Jr.
Mr. Dale’s passion since childhood was martial arts. He was a third-degree black belt and studied the nine schools of Bujinkan Ninjitsu. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, playing pool and shooting.
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In addition to his mother, he is survived by daughters, Danika, Jaden and Caylee Dale; a grandson, Weston Lee Randall; a brother, Ryan (Lynn Rutz) Dale of Highland; great-uncle, Rodney Rusick of Greenville; and a special friend, Melissa Sumner of Highland.
Memorials may be made to Hitz Memorial Home.