Malven John Dalke

(March 5, 1927 - Aug. 25, 2018)


Malven John Dalke, 91, of Powell, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. 

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 was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite, his parents and sister, Betty Moore.

He is survived by two sisters, Estella Burnett of Powell and Glenda (Rev. David) Taylor of Billings, Montana; 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 were scheduled for Friday, Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. at the Crown Hill Cemetery and were 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, Powell, WY 82435.

Thompson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family online at or P.O. Box 807, Powell, WY 82435.