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Dale Martin Tesch

July 17, 1946 - December 27, 2017
From: Milford, IA
Dale Martin Tesch

Dale Martin Tesch

Born: July 17, 1946
Died: December 27, 2017
Age: 71

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Dale Martin Tesch, the son of Harry and Nora Holtgrewe Tesch was born July 17, 1946 in Paullina, Iowa.  Dale received his early education from Primghar Country School and graduated from the Primghar High School. 

     On August 6, 1965, Dale married Rita Van Heuvelen at the American Reform Church in Primghar.  Following their marriage, they lived in the communities of Sheldon, IA, Spencer, IA, Des Moines, IA, Sioux Falls, SD and Milford, IA.  For 32 years, Dale worked for Northwestern Bell as a manager of outside plant engineering, retiring in 2011.  He was an active member of previous churches, serving as Elder and Deacon and presently member of Good News Community Church.  In his retirement, Dale enjoyed driving a pilot car for oversized vehicles.  He also loved being active outdoors mowing, washing his cars, cleaning his boat and fishing.  Most of all, Dale loved spending time with his family.

     Dale passed away on December 27, 2017 at the Accura Health Care in Milford, Iowa at the age of 71.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Nora Tesch; his father and mother-in-law, Bert and Dorothy Van Heuvelen; sister, Elaine Wacker along with one infant sister and nephew, Loren Tesch.

     He is survived by his wife, Rita of Milford, IA; daughter, Denise Staley of Cocoa, FL; son, Michael (Abbie) Tesch of Spencer, IA; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brothers: Eldon (Harriet) Tesch of Spencer, IA and Harlan Tesch of Milford, IA; sister, Sharon (Tim) Kohn of Ashton, IA; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Good News Community Church in Okoboji, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers a Memorial Fund has been established.
Pastor Brandon Morrow
Lon Wacker
Tracey Bahrenfuss
Trey Tesch
Don Wallen
Tim Kohn
Larry Woods

Eldon Tesch
Harlan Tesch
Mike Tesch
Larry Jenness
Will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Good News Community Church in Okobiji with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.
"On Eagle's Wings"
"Go Rest High On That Mountain"
By Sally Ites and Accompany By Duane Ites
Organist: Anthony Parrott
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Primghar, Iowa


Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9:40 AM
“Rita, when Herb and I moved from Sheldon to Cherokee I never had contact with you again. We moved to Spencer and I lived there for 27 years then divorced. Herb still lives there. I wish we had been able to be in contact all those years and to think you lived to close. My prayers are with you and your family and know that there are a lot of people there to be with you. God Bless. Joyce”
- Joyce Kintigh Chesney
Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 1:05 PM
“We are very sorry to hear about Dale. Our thoughts are with you!”
- Donna and Tom Malmgren
Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11:11 AM
“Rita & Family-so sorry for your loss. Herman always enjoyed his times driving the pilot cars for oversized loads with Dale. You have our sympathy. ”
- Herman & Candy Kamradt
Friday, December 29, 2017 at 4:08 PM
“Rita and Family
We are sorry for your loss. We are lifting you up in prayer.”
- Bill & Aletha Boer
Friday, December 29, 2017 at 4:08 PM
“Sharon, Tim & family, my deepest sympathy”
- Jeri Golden
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