Michael L. Dilworth - Rochester
Michael Lambrecht Dilworth, a retired electrician, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at his home.
The funeral for Mr. Dilworth will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester, with the Rev. Harry Jewison officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Rochester.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to services.
Michael was born Sept. 18, 1945, in Rochester, to Harold and Louise Dilworth. He graduated from Lourdes High School in 1963 and enlisted in the Navy from 1963 to 1966 where he served on the U.S.S. Boxer. He obtained his Master Electricians License and owned his own business for many years prior to joining the Local Union No. 343 IBEW before his retirement. On Nov. 26, 1966, he married Mary Lou Strain in Byron. They made their home in rural Byron where Mr. Dilworth also farmed. Mrs. Dilworth passed away Feb. 18, 1991. On Dec. 10, 1994, he married Julie Dahle in Byron and she passed away on June 19, 2003.
Mr. Dilworth enjoyed elk hunting, challenging himself with crossword puzzles, and wintering in Mesa, Ariz. He was also a member of the Byron American Legion.
Survivors include his three daughters, Jennifer (Rick) Mattson, Colleen (Heath) Tagtow and Shelly (Chad) Bielen and a son, Thomas (Kari) all of Byron; his four grandchildren, Braxton, Braeden, Ryan and Reid; sisters, Mary (Gene) Hinz of Nashwauk and Ann (Ike) Archer of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society, Mended Little Hearts of SE MN, or Hiawatha Homes of Rochester.
Macken Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com