In Memory of

Dale Victor Wacker

July 4, 1929 - December 3, 2019
From: Hartley, IA
Dale Victor Wacker

Dale Victor Wacker

Born: July 4, 1929
Died: December 3, 2019
Age: 90

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   Dale Victor Wacker, the eldest son of Carl and Helen (Philliph) Wacker, was born on the 4th of July 1929, near Hartley, Iowa. Dale attended country school and graduated from Hartley High School in 1948.   
   After graduation, Dale's first job was as a mud tender to construct St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hartley. This would later evolve into his passion for the bricklaying trade.
   In January 1951, Dale enlisted into the U.S. Army.  While serving our country with the 326th Communication Recon. Co.,  Dale earned the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, 2 Overseas Bars, and the United Nations Service Medal, and was Honorably Discharged in December 1952.
   On March 21st, 1954, Dale married the love of his life, Elaine Tesch in Paullina, Iowa. Following, Dale continued his bricklaying career as a self-employed contractor. Dale and Elaine resided on their modest farm south of Hartley until 1979. In 1992, they moved to Wahpeton, Iowa, and returned to Hartley in  2006.  Dale enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, camping, fishing, and his family, especially the grand kids.
   Dale passed away December 3rd 2019, in Hartley at the age of 90. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
   Left to cherish his memory are his four children: Becky (Wayne) Naylor of Carrollton, TX, Nona (Harlyn) Hengeveld of Hartley, IA, Lon (Teresa) Wacker of Hartley, IA, Darren (Angela) Wacker of Ankeny, IA; 11 grand kids; 20 great-grand kids; two brothers: Kenny (Joan) Wacker of Albertville, MN, and Merle (Corene) Wacker of Ham Lake, MN, many other family and friends. 

     In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hartley.

Memorial Services will take place 11:00 A.M., Monday, December 9, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hartley.
Rev. Christopher Nitzel
Visitaton will take place one hour prior to the service at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hartley.
"Old Rugged Cross"
"Amazing Grace"
"How Great Thou Art"
Pleasant View Cemetery
Hartley, Iowa


Monday, December 9, 2019 at 12:16 PM
“Nona, Darren, Lon and Family,
Just learn of Dales passing this morning. Certainly sorry for your loss. Will remember both your Dale and Elaine the visits and the card playing stories among others !”
- Jeffrey VanDer Sluis
Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 9:01 AM
“I'm sure Dale will be missed by many good friends. I have known Dale for all my life, because our mother's were friends. Occasionally, our parents would go out and leave the five Bahde/Wacker kids home, with Dale in charge, so we were in good hands.”
- Verle Bahde
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:53 AM
“So sorry to hear of Uncle Dale's passing. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Love always... ”
- Denise Staley
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 11:25 AM
“My deepest sympathies to the whole family !!!!! ”
- Rhonda Olson
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