In loving memory of

Dale Stucky
September 10, 2020

Dale T. Stucky 68, died Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Trinity Regional Medical Center.
Private family mass will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Corpus Christi Church. Burial will follow at Corpus Christi Church. Public visitation will be 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the church. Social distancing and wearing of masks are encouraged. Laufersweiler Funeral Home is serving the family.
Dale is survived by his best friend and wife of 45 years, Karen, loving children, Samantha (Lance) Lennon, Lindsay (Rob) Ehn, Denny (Emily) Stucky, Mackenzie (Aaron) Ramthun, and Leo (Kate) Stucky. Also survived by his sixteen amazing grandchildren, brothers, Dave (Cindy) Stucky of Mason City, Dean (Denise) Stucky of Marshalltown, sisters, Sue Sherman of Warrensburg, MO, and Shirley (Bruce) Thompson of Lanesboro.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Doris (Butler) Stucky.
Dale T. Stucky was born August 1, 1952 in Fort Dodge. As a young boy he and his family moved to Laurens and he graduated from Laurens High School. He then attended Iowa Central Community College. On June 14, 1975, Dale married Karen Crimmins. They made their home, Fort Dodge. For over 40 years Dale owned and operated Dale's Petroleum. Dale could and would talk to anyone. He had words of encouragement even for strangers. If you were not infected by his smile a quick joke would get a smirk across your face. The phrase "family man" was Dale's best description. He was the proudest father and grandfather anyone could find. Work or play Dale was there, supporting his family and loving every minute of it. He will be tremendously missed by his church, community, friends, and especially his family.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

Tributes

Wayne and Kris Tisdale wrote on Sep 24, 2020:

"Karen and Family - so sorry to hear about Dale.....Marco Beach and the Charter Club wont be the same! Praying that your memories give you peace and comfort. Kris and Wayne Tisdale"

Kim Lutz Wilson wrote on Sep 19, 2020:

"Prayers to you Karen and your family! Was out of town and unable to attend visitation.Dale was a great neighbor on N 30th St-always so funny and enjoying his family,friends& the great life he created!Know his wonderful memories will bring you comfort! He will live on in all of you forever! Love to all, Kim Lutz-Wilson,JT,Kristin& Leah Lutz ???"

Paula Habermann wrote on Sep 16, 2020:

"So sorry to hear about Dale. He was such a kind man and our thoughts and prayers are with you Karen and the family. "

Condon wrote on Sep 16, 2020:

"To Karen and all your family, We are so sorry to hear about Dale. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We loved his smile, his kindness and his kidding around! Sending hugs to all of you! Mark and Pam Condon and family"

Margaret McKim wrote on Sep 15, 2020:

"Thoughts and prayers are with the Stucky family at this sad time. Although I don?t know this young man who was taken from his loving family way to young, my heart goes out to all of you. I graduated Laurens in 1954 so don?t remember the Stucky family but recognized the name as I have heard some of my family (the Leo and Edna Hanish?s) visit about Stuckys. Tonight we were with Humboldt friends. They talked about Sam Stucky (favorably) being a friend of their relatives, Paul & Joann Ankiker who had a grocery story in West Bend. Love the connections made through internet. May your loved on R.I.P. "

Gene Culbertson wrote on Sep 15, 2020:

"I am sorry to hear the news of Dale's passing. Dale and I were classmates in the Class of 1971 Laurens High School. We will keep you family in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Gene and Marybeth Culbertson"

Raynette McGonegle wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"We were so sorry to hear of Dale's illness and passing. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family...we know he is missed. Tom and Raynette McGonegle"

Stover's wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"Our sympathy to the Stuckey family. We knew the family in Laurens Iowa and graduated with Dean. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ron and Sandy Stover and Solem kids."

Catherine Nedved wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"Dear Karen and family, We are so very sorry to hear of Dale?s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Max and Catherine "

Jean Birkland wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss of Dale. Our sympathies to all your family. Sending prayers. Dean and Jean Birkland"

Catherine Nedved wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"Dear Karen and family, We are so very sorry to hear of Dale?s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Max and Catherine "

Dan Sbisa wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"Denny and Leo, so sorry to hear about your loss. I enjoyed the times with Dale on the fishing trips to Canada and always had a good laugh! Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family during this time. Dan Sbisa"

Tom Dunn wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"I was saddened to hear this morning about your loss. I will always have fond memories of my propane experiences, and just life in general discussions with "Uncle Dale". You and your family are in my prayers. Tom Dunn"

Deb Grooms wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"I am very sorry for your loss. Dale was a great friend to the propane industry. Sending prayers at this very difficult time. Deb Grooms"

Ron & Janice Wetter wrote on Sep 13, 2020:

"Ronnie & i were so sad to read of your loss. We loved to see you & all of your family in church. Please know we will keep all of you in our prayers?"

Kim McCarville wrote on Sep 13, 2020:

"Karen, my family and I are so sorry for you're loss. My wife and I are so blessed to have been able to spend some time with you and Dale at the Marion Home last year. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family."

Kevin Meek wrote on Sep 13, 2020:

"Completely saddened to hear of the passing of Dale . Always looked forward to our meetings. Wishing the family lots of prayers at this time. "

Mary France Brezovan ViT wrote on Sep 13, 2020:

"My Deepest Sympathy Karen, and too your Family. Dale was always smiling. PeaceBeWithAll OfYou."

Patty Magennis Ross wrote on Sep 12, 2020:

"Oh, Karen, I am so sorry ? There are no words. Patty Magennis Ross"

Virginia Davis wrote on Sep 12, 2020:

"So sorry to hear of Dale's passing. Many memories of his younger years as our nextdoor neighbor. Heartfelt sympathy to Karen and the whole Stucky family. Virginia (Hoffman) Davis"

Arne and Carol Ebner wrote on Sep 12, 2020:

"So sorry to learn of Dale's passing. You were wonderful neighbors on N. 29th Street. He always had a friendly smile and a heart warming laugh. You must have wonderful memories to cherish forever. God bless your family. Arne and Carol Ebner"

Beth wrote on Sep 12, 2020:

"Please accept my sincere sympathies to you all! Praying for God's comfort @ this time and beyond! Beth and Mike Biedenfeld"

Arnold Hoffman wrote on Sep 12, 2020:

"Sorry for. your loss.Prayers for the family. He will be missed. Arnie Hoffman "

Roger and Karen Rees wrote on Sep 12, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss. Dale was a very very nice and friendly person, he will be missed"

Bonnie Mefferd wrote on Sep 12, 2020:

"I had Dale in my English class at Laurens. He was fun, sweet and kind. I hate to hear of his death and wish health for his family."

Maureen Hobart wrote on Sep 12, 2020:

"I was sorry to read of the death of Dale. You may not remember me, but am sure my husband's name Pat Hobart, will ring a bell . . I will always remember the Stucky family coming to church at St. Francis in Rockwell City and how proud I could observe Dale was of his family. I can just imagine his being just as proud of his grandchildren. His death at such a young age is hard to understand but with your good faith am sure you realize God has a special place in his eternal reward. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Maureen "

Al Cloud wrote on Sep 12, 2020:

"I went to grade school with Dale for a few years when the family lived on Fort Dodge's "west side". He was always a nice guy to be around. They moved before we entered junior high and I has always wondered where they had moved to. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends in this time of sorrow."

Lynne Gonner wrote on Sep 12, 2020:

"I witnessed the caring, generosity and compassion of Dale and the entire Stucky family during a challenging time in our lives. Those are moments one never forgets, though we don?t say it often enough. We are devastated over the loss of Dale and the hole left in the hearts of all who loved him. There are no words to adequately express that or to ease the pain. Sending love and prayers for healing to the entire Stucky family. His was a life well lived."

Allison Peterson wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"Words just fail me. I?ve known Dale for nearly 25 years, and to know him was to know all of you....his family. He was the proudest father and grandfather....nothing was more important to him than you. I enjoyed every single conversation I had with him. I will miss his sometimes weekly visits to our office! He was one of a kind and he made us all laugh! When he came in - everyone knew it - he just shared joy and made everyone?s day! My heart breaks - especially for your amazing family. I will keep you all close in my heart as you move through this very hard time. Sending love and wishing you strength. You are a very strong family...lean on that. He will never be forgotten and lives on in all of you! Allison Peterson"

Jeremy wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"The best part of Mass was when I would wander over to your side of the church afterwards. Dale was always quick with a smile and a " Hey there jumper!" "

Sandy and Larry Bushman wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"We have lost a wonderfully kind man. Prayers and hugs to all of you."

Brittany Kirsch wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"I will miss being able to visit with Dale while he was in for his haircuts. He always had words of encouragement for all of us at the salon. And it was never a dull moment while he was in. You are in all of our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in those around you in the days to come. Hairstylist Brittany Kirsch and The HairLoft stylists"

Shirl Crimmins Smith wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"Karen and family. My heart breaks for you all and you are, and will continue to be in my prayers. Dale was always a ray if sunshine and never was he without a a smile and uplifting laugh. Words simplefail to express my love and support in prayer. Love Shirl "

Emily Dencklau wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"He was like a second dad. Always had something to talk about every time you saw him. He'd put his arm around my shoulder and tell me stories of mine own dad. Many fond memories. Prayers to you all through this utmost difficult time."

Karen Engler Jensen wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"Karen and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. Such a great guy ! Karen Engler Jensen"

Beth Plautz wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"I loved when Dale, Denny, Leo and Rob would stop in Sun Market and fuel up to start their day...they made our day with great smiles and stories and jokes about the day ahead. May God bless you and keep you all and hold dear the many memories."

Randy & Linda Birchall wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"Karen and family we are deeply saddened to learn of Dale?s loss. Dale was a gem and a very fine example of what we all can strive to be. His great sense of humor and positive attitude will certainly be missed by all who know and loved him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. ???"

Randy & Linda Birchall wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"Karen and family we are deeply saddened to learn of Dale?s loss. Dale was a gem and a very fine example of what we all can strive to be. His great sense of humor and positive attitude will certainly be missed by all who know and loved him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. ???"

Roger and Eileen Simonson wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family at this difficult time."

Chris Mulholland wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"Dale always had a big smile on his face. He lived his life to the fullest. Loved his family with all he had. God bless. "

Deb Friesth wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"Karen I was so very saddened to hear that Dale had passed away. My sincerest sympathies to you and your wonderful family. Please know you're all in my thoughts and prayers. Deb Friesth"

Dan and Deb O'Connor wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"Karen and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We didn't know Dale well but knew what a friendly, kind person he was. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Dan and Deb O'Connor "

Dan and Deb O'Connor wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"Karen and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We didn't know Dale well but we did know what a friendly, kind person he was. You all are in our thoughts and prayers Dan and Deb O'Connor "

Abie Seltz wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"I didn't know Dale real well but I got to know him through Leo's stories he brought to TK about his grandpa. It was all grandpa, all day and totally endearing! Blessings to you and prayers of peace."

George Bartlett wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"You're description of Dale was spot on. I'm privileged to have the opportunity to know Dale. I've known him for quite a few years through his need for another vehicle. He was always on the lookout for a sharp looking truck. I'm truly saddened by your loss and he will definitely be missed. George Bartlett "

Julie Spillman wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"I am so so sorry for your loss. Dale had a smile always and just a truly beautiful person. May God watch over you all at this time. Karen and family know my prayers are being sent to you and Dale"

Anita Harris wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"So very sorry for your loss prayers to your family "

JOHN HANSON wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF DALE .PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS TO YOU. JOHN HANSON"

Jean Severson wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"Karen and family ~ lifting you and your family up in prayer. May your memories ease your sorrow and bring you comfort. Jean McGough Severson"

Leilani Grell wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"I am terribly sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this time. "

Lori Reed wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"Karen and family, so sorry for your loss prayers for you and all of your family ??"

Kristine Nottger wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"My heart is breaking for you all. Karen, you and Dale will always be one of the best examples of a loving , caring family I have ever known. Prayers and love for the loss of such a sincere husband and father."

Terry and Joyce Peterson wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"Karen and family ,so sorry for your loss our hearts ache for you and the family ????"

Carla Nemechek wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"Karen and family, so very sad to see that Dale has passed away. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Dale always did have a smile on his face and would always talk with us when we would see him out and about. He was one of a kind and we need more people like Dale. Sending you my sincerest sympathy. Carla Nemechek"