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Dale Meirick

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Dale E. Meirick, age 88, of Alta Vista, IA passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab with his family by his side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Alta Vista, IA with Father Jerry Kopacek celebrating the mass. MIlitary honors will be provided by Alta Vista VFW Post #4069. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary in Alta Vista. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma with a 3:30 PM Rosary and a 7:00 PM Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Tuesday. Online condolences may left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Dale Edward was born on October 14, 1931, the son of Antone and Regina (Wegner) Meirick on the family farm in Alta Vista. He attended country school, starting at the young age of 4. He followed his older siblings and was allowed to stay as long as he behaved. Dale continued through to the 8th grade. After he completed his education he began his farming career. On September 5, 1953, Dale was united in marriage to Marjorie Boyle at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Elma, IA. The couple made their home on the farm in Alta Vista. While Dale and Marjorie were on their honeymoon in Yellowstone, Dale received notice of being drafted into the US Army. 90 days after their marriage, Dale left for basic training. Dale returned to his bride and farming in 1954. The couple welcome nine children, Dorothy, Joe, Dennis, Donna, Ruth, Linda, Mary, Herb and Paula. He remained on the farm his whole life. Outside of farming, Dale enjoyed hunting and fishing. His favorite fishing spot was Lake Pepin at Lake City, MN. In Dale's later years, he enjoyed fishing on the farm pond. He was survived by his children, Dorothy (Leonard) Kobliska of Raymond, IA, Joe (Pat) Meirick of Alta Vista, IA, Dennis (Joan) Meirick of Elma, IA, Donna (Tom) Bodensteiner of Clear Lake, IA, Ruth (Pat) Riha of Cresco, IA, Linda (Mike) Wedemeier of Charles City, IA, Mary (Randy) Roethler of Elma, IA, Herb (Melissa) Meirick of Elma, IA and Paula (Steve) Breitbach of New Hampton, IA; 24 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; special friend, Louise Conry of New Hampton and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Marjorie; his grandson, Wyatt Meirick, the son of Herb and Melissa Meirick; his siblings, Bernard Meirick, Katherine Recker, Oletha Ball-Hahn, John Meirick, Marcella Ruhoff-Jacobson, Berneda Sherwood and Lyle Meirick.

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  1. Dorothy, Joe, Dennis, Donna, Ruth, Linda, Mary, Herb and Paula – We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. All of us have great memories of growing up with the Meirick family as great neighbors and good friendships. On behalf of Nancy, Leon, Lynn, John, Sue and myself, please accept our deep and sincere sympathy from the Andy and Sally Grober family. Your Mom and Dad are again reunited.

  2. May the memories of your loved one console you in the days ahead. All our thoughts and prayers to his family. Jeanne and David Roder

  3. Uncle Dale will always hold a special place in my heart. The twinkle in his eyes, his love of life and family are so near and dear to all who knew him. His memory will live on. Hugs and love to all his family.

  4. Dale and his family were one of the first milking parlor operations in the neighborhood that i remember..it was amazing..Dale and Marge were such awesome people..they welcomed me into their home when i needed help..the whole family took me in because of their influence i had the utmost respect for themDale and Marge were the most kind hearted people I ever knew. I love the whole family because Dale and Marge showed so many people so much love and kindness. He will be greatly missed and always loved. Most respect Dale.

  5. Our sincere sympathy to all the Dale Meirick family. We have fond memories of Dale. He always had a smile for everyone. Our prayers for all of you in this time of loss. Donn and I are in Florida at this time. Louise and Donn Harris

  6. I envision a group of fishermen including my Dad, and Dales fishing buddies meeting him at Heavens gate with gear in tow for a fishing trip to Lake Pepin, Leech Lake and all their favorite fishing stops as in Heaven there is no pain, and every day is a great fishing day. God is with you Uncle Dale Aunt Marge, and may he comfort your family and let them know you are now in Gods care. God Bless.

  7. To all of Dales family, so very sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Hope you will take comfort that he and Marge are reunited once again in the arms of the angels. I will always think of him and your mom fondly. All our love.

  8. Extending my sincere sympathy to your family. Your dad was such a friendly, genuine, gentle man. May he RIP.

  9. We remember today a life well-lived. We celebrate the strength and so many good qualities of Dale E. Meirick. He was an upstanding citizen, a wonderful family man,jolly and fun to be around, a so likeabe and valued friend to scores of people. Rest in peace, Uncle Dale. Gone too soon. Paul and Patricia Buckley-Hibbs

  10. We wish to give our deepest Sympathy to the Children, Grand children, Great grand children. We were so glad to share some time with Uncle Dale at Alta Vista Days last June. Cousin Kathie Ted Stencil

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