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TACK, R. Dale 1916-1978


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/19/2014 at 23:29:53

R. Dale Tack, Lifelong Area Resident, Dead

Richard Dale Tack passed away Sunday morning, September 3 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center following a lingering illness, reaching the age of 62 years, 2 months and 22 days.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 6, at Reformed Church. Rev. Gideon Wolbrink officiated at the services. Two selections were sung by Mr. and Mrs. Duane Murra and Mrs. Douglas Geerdes. Marcella Neessen was organist. Mrs. Josephine Finke and Mrs. Arnold Arends were flower attendants. Pallbearers were Clarence Geerdes, Ebe Finke, Alvin Lutterman, John Ofthoff, Harvey Getting, and John E. Ruter. Interment was made in the Wellsburg Reformed Church cemetery. Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

A flag folding ceremony following the committal services was conducted by the Wellsburg Amvets and American Legion Posts.

He was born on a farm in German Township, northwest of Wellsburg, on June 11, 1916, the son of Richard and Etta (Lindeman) Tack. He attended the rural school in the area and graduated from the Wellsburg High School in 1935. On September 30, 1938, he was united in marriage to LaVerne Lutterman at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Following their marriage they lived in Wellsburg for 11 years before moving to a farm southwest of Wellsburg, and later they lived on farms in the Holland area. In November of 1975, they retired from the farm and moved to Wellsburg to make their home.

He was baptized and confirmed in the St. Peter's United Church of Christ, rural Wellsburg, and later became a member of the Wellsburg Reformed Church by transfer of membership. He served on the Church Consistory for four years as a Deacon.

He was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Navy for one year.

Preceding him in death was his father, Richard Tack, who passed away in 1960.

Those left to mourn his passing are: his wife, LaVerne, his daughter, Delores and her husband, Boyd K. Meyer of Wellsburg; three grandsons, Joel, Alan and Keith Meyer; his mother, Mrs. Etta Tack, who is living at the Presbyterian Home in Ackley; four brothers, Harvey Tack of Aplington; Melvin Tack of Holland; Lawrence Tack of Waterloo; Kenneth Tack of Wellsburg and many other relatives and friends.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 September 1978, pg 15


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