Malven John Dalke, 91 of Powell, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 25th.
He was born on March 5, 1927 to John and Emma (Becker) Dalke in Sidney Montana. The family moved to Powell in 1944 where he met and later married Marguerite (Lammers) Dalke.
In his early years, Malven worked in the hometown bakery industry in Powell, Lovell, Cody and Casper. Later he was employed by the Powell hospital where he served as a custodian for 25 years. He took pride in his work and loved his expertise in cleaning and shining those hospital floors. He loved people and always had a story to tell.
Malven is preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite, his parents and sister, Betty Moore.
He is survived by two sisters, Estella Burnett of Powell; Glenda (Rev David) Taylor of Billings,
MT; foster daughter-Cindy (Tim) Sapp and many nieces and nephews.
Malven and Marge had no children of their own but provided childcare and foster-care for many children over the years.
Graveside services are scheduled for Friday August 31 at 11:00am at the Crown Hill Cemetery officiated by Rev. David Taylor and Rev. Don Rushing.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Powell Valley Healthcare, 777 Avenue H.