DALE C. DENCKLAU | News, Sports, Jobs
Dale C. Dencklau, 89, of Vincent died Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Rotary Senior Living in Eagle Grove.
The funeral will take place on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Laufersweiler Funeral Home with the Reverend Nicholas Thackery officiating. Interment will follow at Colfax Cemetery. Military rites will be performed by the US Army Honor Guard. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The service will be streamed live via the Laufersweiler Funeral Home’s Facebook page.
Dale is survived by his daughters, Barbara (Calvin) Young of Webster City, Karen (Larry) Knutson of Beldenville, WI, and Laurie (Brian) Nelson of Thor, 11 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, brothers Delbert, twin brother Donald, Earl and Merlin, sister, Laverna Wilson, sisters-in-law, Evelyn Dencklau, Barb Hilbert, Anita Dencklau, Charlotte Blankenhagen and many extended family members.
He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years Juli in 2013, his son Howard in 2018, his granddaughter Melanie, his great-granddaughter Leighton, his parents Anton and Elfrieda (Koester) Dencklau, his aunt Meta and her uncle Alfred, brothers, Harold, LeRoy, Allen, Delmar, Richard, Marlin and Larry, sisters Lorraine Larson, Elaine Dencklau, Joan Adson, Jane Konvalinka and Betty Anderson.
Dale Christian Dencklau was born on February 28, 1932 to Vincent d’Anton and Elfreida (Koester) Dencklau. He was baptized on April 10, 1932 and confirmed on April 14, 1946. At the age of six months, he went to live with his aunt Meta and his uncle Alfred who cared for him during an illness. He spent his whole life on Alfred and Meta’s farm. He was educated until 8th grade. He was later drafted into the US Army. He was honorably discharged in 1954 at the rank of corporal. On June 17, 1955, he married Juli Hilbert at Little Brown Church in Nashua. He cultivated all his life. For 22 years he worked for the IBP, then worked for 17 years for the Fort Dodge school system as a bus driver. He was a member of Saint John Lutheran Church in Colfax and Moose Lodge #806 where he held many positions. He was also a member of the American Legion at Duncombe. Dale enjoyed fishing trips to Canada. When he wasn’t tinkering with farm equipment, he enjoyed having a cold beer with his family and friends.
Commemorations can be left to the discretion of the family.