Dale Eugene Weidemann, son of Lester E. and Velma Boie Weidemann, was born January 18, 1949, at West Union, Iowa. He was baptized on February 27, 1949, and confirmed on May 26, 19663, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye. He graduated from North Fayette High School in 1967, and served with the National Guard from 1967 to 1973.
On August 19, 1973, he was united in marriage with Bev Fedeler at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner. Dale worked at Big Gain Feed and U.B.C. Building Materials in West Union, the lumber yard in Hawkeye, U.B.C. Building Materials in Sumner, and for many years employed a construction crew, D.E.W. Construction of Sumner. He also worked in the maintenance department at Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner and, most recently, Lifeline Emergency Vehicles in Sumner. He retired in May of 2011.
Dale’s death occurred on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was sixty-two years old and was a longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner. He had also been a member and past president of the Volga Valley Conservation Club, the Alpha American Legion Post, and had served as a Cubmaster and Scoutmaster with the local scout groups. Among his favorite pastimes were fishing and tending to his vegetable garden.
In addition to his wife, Bev of Sumner, he is survived by one son, Michael (Lisa) Weidemann of Sumner; one daughter, Susan Weidemann of Des Moines; one grandson, Carter Weidemann; two sisters, Edythe (Jim) Daniels of West Union and Betty (Owen) Ott of Fayette; two brothers, Jim Weidemann and Daryl (Sanda) Weidemann, both of Hawkeye; and several nieces and nephews.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Shirley Koch; and a niece, Jill Koch.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. Dayna Winke officiating. Interment will follow at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Sumner. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, September 19, 2011, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Tuesday.