Dalton C. Pfau of Toledo Washington passed on December 22, 2023 after a brief illness. He was 85 years old.
Dalton was born in 1938, the oldest child of John and Elizabeth Pfau. He grew up in a neighborhood with extended family in Missoula, Montana. He was a member of the inaugural class of Loyola High School when it reopened after WWII, graduating in 1956. Dalton served in the U.S Navy following High School aboard the USS Rochester.
Following the Navy he moved to Seattle to attend Edison Technical School, and found employment in the area. He met his future wife, Paula, on a blind date that his coworker (Paula’s Uncle) set up. Dalton and Paula were married in 1966. They raised their family in Kelso, Washington, moving there soon after getting married. Dalton worked at a number of different jobs using his technical and design skills, including the building of Trojan Nuclear Power Plant and working as a piping detailer for J. H. Kelly. He retired from J. H. Kelly in 2000. Dalton and Paula relocated to Toledo in 2006.
Family was always a priority for Dalton; caring, providing and spending time with them. Dalton was preceded in death by his parents John and Betty and his sister Sharon.
His surviving family includes:
Dalton will be remembered for his kind and thoughtful ways, his acceptance of others and his loving friendships. He described love as being, “When you put someone before you.”
Dalton enjoyed Square Dancing, traveling, family gatherings, fishing and relaxing in his hammock. He was a member of St. Francis Mission and served the less fortunate through the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
Friends and family are welcome to honor and celebrate Dalton’s life at the following events:
. Viewing- January 10th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Fir Lawn Funeral Chapel, 351 N. 5th Street, Toledo, Washington
The family offers these following suggestions of charities to honor Dalton:
St. Vincent DePaul 139 Spencer Rd. Toledo WA 98591
Arrangements are under the care of Fir Lawn Funeral Chapel