Dale Eugene Neunaber

Dale Eugene Neunaber

Dale Eugene Neunaber


Dale Eugene Neunaber, 95, of Anamosa, died Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at the Anamosa Care Center.

Life of Celebration services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 29, at Wayne Zion Lutheran Church, rural Monticello. The Rev. Wade Reddy will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the U.S. Army and the Anamosa Veterans Honor Guard. The family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. to the time of service at the church. Please share your thoughts, memories and condolences with them by visiting goettschonline.com and using Dale’s Guestbook.

Dale was born Nov. 26, 1927, in rural Olin, Iowa, the son of Johann and Gesine (Hults) Neunaber, He attended school in Olin and graduated from Olin High School in the Class of 1945. He entered the U.S. Army in March 1946 and proudly served his country during World War II. On Dec. 9, 1950, he married Leona Tapken in Cedar Rapids. They made their home in Anamosa and were members of St. Paul Lutheran Church, and later became members of Wayne Zion Lutheran Church. He was employed as a machinist at Kwik Way Engineering. He retired in 1989.

Dale was proud of his military service and was a member of AMVETS and the American Legion, as well as the Cedar Valley Carving Club due to his fondness of wood carving. He also enjoyed gardening and building hot air engines from scratch.

He is remembered by his three sons, Michael and James, both of Anamosa, and Dan (Laurie), Appleton, Wis.; grandchildren, James (Barbara Richardson) Neunaber, Chicago, and Lindsey (Zach) Klingbile, Appleton; and by his great-grandchildren, Lilyanna Wamhoff, Brooks Klingbile, and Hazel Klingbile, all of Appleton.

He was preceded by his wife of 45 years, Leona, in 1996; his parents; and his siblings, Lawrence, Paul and Irene.

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