Dale Eugene Seydel

Dale Eugene Seydel

Dale Eugene Seydel

Iowa City

Dale Eugene Seydel, 94, of Iowa City passed away with his wife Margaret by his side on April 14, 2024 at the University of Iowa Hospital-Downtown.

A rosary will be held at 4:30 pm on Monday, April 22, 2024, at Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City. Visitation will follow from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Iowa City. A private family interment will be held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Dale was born on December 5, 1929 in Cosgrove, Iowa to William and Nellie (Volk) Seydel. He was the tenth of thirteen siblings. Dale was an excellent athlete, particularly basketball, at St. Mary’s High School in Iowa City. Following graduation, Dale worked as a plumber and a painter before becoming the head custodian at Regina High School in 1958. He later worked at Iowa/Illinois Gas & Electric until his retirement in 1991.

Dale met Margaret Ann Kubik in high school and was immediately smitten. They married on September 27, 1952. They raised their three children in a house he built on Rochester Avenue. Dale took pride in caring for the lawn and will be remembered for his enthusiastic wave to all passers-by from his tractor mower. He resided there until his death.

Dale was always active and had many hobbies: hunting with his labradors, playing city-league fast pitch softball, growing grapes and making wine, golfing at Hi-Point, a game of euchre, tending his large garden, and cheering for the Hawkeyes. He and Margaret Ann loved dancing together and, above all, spending time with their family. He was the fun uncle and a beloved Grandpa who never tired of hours of backyard games or visits on the deck.

Dale is survived by his wife of 71 years, Margaret Ann; their children Eric (Ann Thoman) Seydel, Sara (Rock) Wegmann, and Greg Seydel; 11 grandchildren: Alexandria, Jacqueline, Luke, and Halle Seydel; Lindsey, Jacob, Allison, and Rylee Wegmann; and Ashleigh, Emma, and Noah Seydel; and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Bonnie (Bill) Ball and sister-in-law, Marlene Seydel. He is preceded in death by his parents and 11 siblings.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Regina Catholic High School or Iowa City Hospice.

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