Otto "Dale" Popenhagen

Otto “Dale” Popenhagen, 87, of Oelwein and formerly of Randalia, Iowa, died Saturday afternoon, December 29, 2012, at Oelwein Health Care in Oelwein, Iowa

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Fayette, Iowa with Pastor Jason Princer and Pastor Michael Holmen officiating.  Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery, Fayette with Military Honors by the Arnold-Rogers American Legion Post # 312 of Hawkeye, Iowa.  Friends may call from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at the Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

A Memorial Fund has been established in his name for Oelwein Health Care, Oelwein, Iowa. 

Otto Dale Popenhagen was born January 21, 1924 in Fayette County, Iowa the son of Otto G. and Alice Grace (Voshell) Popenhagen.  In 1941, he graduated from the Fayette High School.  Dale proudly served in the United States Army.  On May 1, 1949, he was united in marriage to Helen Hinrichs at Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein.   Dale farmed and was also employed at Rath Packing in Waterloo.  Helen died on September 8, 1985.  On September 23, 2000, he was united in marriage to Ann Hutter at Peace Lutheran Church in Oelwein.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Fayette and the Arnold-Rogers American Legion Post #312 of Hawkeye. 

Dale is survived by his Wife, Ann Popenhagen of Oelwein, Iowa; 2 Daughters, Sandra (Bob) Craig of Kansas City, Missouri and Linda Pickett of Palm Bay, Florida; Step-son, Paul (Jan) Hutter of Mesa, Arizona; Step-Daughter-in-law, Joyce Hutter of Louisville, Kentucky; several Step-Grandchildren; several Step-Great Grandchildren; Brother, Duane (Katy) Popenhagen of Grinell, Iowa; and many Nieces and Nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Parents; Wife, Helen; Son, Chip Popenhagen in 1997; Grandson, Michael Pickett; Step-Son, Jim Hutter; and a Sister, Lucille Tope. 


nancy ormston on January 2, 2013 at 10:47 PM said:

so sorry for your loss of your dad. he was a great friend and have many fun stories of bowling, times with him. lost track of time that we seen him after he remarried..
Sheryl Gosse on January 1, 2013 at 12:02 PM said:

Sandy & Linda: Sorry for the loss of your dad, he's now at peace and no more suffering. I and others who knew your dad have many wonderful memories of your dad and Chip over the years and being in 4-h with you girls. Your dad loved everything in life and enjoyed to the fullest. Sandy, that was luck how I connected with you recently, so glad I did.

Ann, you enjoyed many good years with Dale and his family, treasure thoses memories. Always be close with his and your family. Heaven has gained a new angel and remember God only takes the best.
Cindy Koehler on January 1, 2013 at 7:47 AM said:

Dale and my dad Edward Koehler were good friends. Dad died in October. Dale was a wonderful person.
Mike & Cindy Wilharm on December 31, 2012 at 2:49 PM said:

We are saddened to hear of Dale's passing! He was a wonderful man and we always enjoyed him at bowling. He will be missed
Monique Burts on December 30, 2012 at 5:35 PM said:

Your family has my deepest condolences in this sad time. (Isa. 25:8)

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