Eric Michael Dale, 40, of Marine, passed away at 3:46 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra.
He was born May 25, 1975, at Scott Air Base to Jean Diane Rusick of Marine and the late William Gary Dale Jr.
Eric’s passion was martial arts since childhood. He was a 3rd degree black belt and studied the nine schools of Bujinkan Ninjitsu. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, playing pool and shooting.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his three beloved girls, Danika, Jaden and Caylee Dale; a grandson, Weston Lee Randall; a brother, Ryan (Lynn Rutz) Dale of Highland, Ill.; great-uncle, Rodney Rusick of Greenville, Ill., and a special friend, Melissa Sumner of Highland.
Eric made a gift of his body to Saint Louis University.
No services are scheduled.
Memorials may be made to Hitz Memorial Home.
Arrangements with online information and guestbook may be found at www.wojstrom.com.