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Dale William Adolf

June 1, 1931 - July 9, 2019
From: Everly, IA
Dale William Adolf

Dale William Adolf

Born: June 1, 1931
Died: July 9, 2019
Age: 88

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Dale William Adolf, the son of Walter and Celestia Mesch Adolf, was born June 1, 1931 in Rural Hartley, IA.  He received his early education in country schools in Osceola County, IA.  Following his schooling, Dale entered the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War, he was honorably discharged in 1954.

     On December 29, 1953, Dale married Shirley Imhoff in Sioux Falls, SD and they enjoyed 65 years of marriage. Dale farmed in the May City and Everly, IA areas his entire life.  Dale and Shirley moved in to the town of Everly in 1998.  He was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church in Everly and the American Legion.  In his retirement, Dale rolled over 46,000 bandages for missions.

     Dale passed away suddenly in Spencer on July 9, 2019 at the age of 88.  He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Daryl and DeForrest and his sister, Pearl.

     He is survived by his wife, Shirley Adolf of Everly, IA; daughter, Sherri and husband, Tim Steffen of Spencer, IA; son Kevin and wife, Pat Adolf of Everly, IA; 4 grandchildren: Molly & Geoff Juza, Kim & Chad Willow, Kate Adolf & Austin Pryor and Nick & Amanda Drish-Adolf; 4 great grandsons: Daniel, Matthew & David Juza and Nolan Pryor; brother, Derry (MaryAnn) Adolf of Spencer, IA; other relatives and friends.

A memorial fund has been established by the family.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Friday, July 12, 2019 at the Hope Lutheran Church in Everly.
Pastor Dan Taylor
Molly & Geoff Juza
Kim & Chad Willow
Kate Adolf & Austin Pryor
Nick & Amanda Drish-Adolf

Honorary Casket Bearers
Daniel Juza
Matthew Juza
David Juza
Nolan Pryor
Visitation will begin 11:00 A.M., Thursday, July 11th with the family present from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Thursday Evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Everly.
"Amazing Grace"
By Amanda Drish-Adolf

"Homeward Bound"
By Kim & Chad Willow

"Beyond The Rainbow's End"
By Daniel O'Donnell

Cynthia Knapp
Lone Tree Cemetery
Everly, Iowa
Immediately following the services at the church.

Military Services will be conducted by American Legion Everett Boyles, Jr. Post #414 of Everly, Iowa immediately following the graveside services.


Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8:01 AM
“Just learned of this today. Kevin & family, I'm sorry for your loss. ”
- Steve Rank
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 9:11 PM
“Shirley, Kevin & Pat, Sherri and Tim - I am so sorry to read this. Dale was so special, in so many ways! His laugh and smile and his hugs! There were so many times I needed his hugs and humor; and he never disappointed! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I pray for God's arms to wrap around you all and give you comfort.”
- Carol and Randy Kennedy
Monday, July 15, 2019 at 1:49 PM
“So sorry to learn of your family's loss. God bless you all.”
- Margaret Molitor
Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11:09 AM
“So sorry about your earthly loss! Dale will be missed! He was a dedicated and kind man. Know that he is with the Lord and you have wonderful memories of his time on earth!

- Nancy and Jim Hartmann
Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 11:09 AM
“Please accept my sincere sympathy at the sudden loss of your father.”
- Ranae Kehoe
Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 11:09 AM
“My mom and I send our deepest sympathies. Dale has been such a big part of our lives for so many years. He will be missed. ”
- Jan Scharnberg
Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 8:49 AM
“Tim, Sherry, and family
We are so sorry for your loss. May God's arms hold you and comfort you!! Share your memories often so his legacy will live on.”
- Les and Karen
Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 8:21 AM
“Shirley and family--I am so very sad to learn of Dale's passing. He is someone I will never forget and he was so special to our family. I will always be his "Matilda". ”
- Lori Johnson
Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 7:55 AM
“Sorry for your loss , always enjoyed talking to Dale”
- Morris & Judy Rusch
Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 7:55 AM
“Sherri and family - my deepest sympathies to all of you. May all your wonderful memories help you through this time.”
- Sheila Storey
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 7:31 PM
“Dear Mrs. Adolf, Sherri, Kevin and families.
Our family is quite saddened to hear of Mr. Adolf’s passing. On behalf of myself, my sisters and my Mom- please, accept our most heartfelt condolences. Experience tells me- it is so very hard to lose the man, the Dad, you love soooo dearly.
Our Best,
Nancy Allard Coffey”
- Nancy Allard Coffey
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 5:12 PM
“Dear Shirley, Sherri, and Kevin, and families,
I am so very sorry to read of the passing of Dale. He certainly lived a long full life. He enjoyed his family so much and had such a passion for farming. I will always remember our visits from when I worked for Brad B, plus supplying you with recycled fabrics and sheet blankets for the mission projects that you were so involved in. During this time of grief, may you always be aware of the Lord's abiding love, and may many, many loving memories sustain you at this time. My deepest sympathy-Mary Galik”
- Mary Galik
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 5:12 PM
“Shirley and family... I am saddened to hear of Dales passing. He was a wonderful person that I admired immensely. May your sorrows be Blessed with the comforts of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”
- Karl Brandt
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 2:11 PM
“Shirley, Sherri, Kevin and Family: So sorry to hear of your loss. Dale will be missed by many as he was a very special person - I will never forget the many visits and times I was able to spend with Dale. May God wrap his arms around all of you and guide you through this time. Hugs and Prayers! Becky and Mike Hatting”
- Becky Fear-Hatting
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