SALES, Lou Dale (1921-2020)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 1/28/2021 at 19:35:26
Lou Dale Sales
(July 12, 1921 – November 27, 2020)
BATTLE CREEK – Private family services for Lou Dale Sales, 99, of Battle Creek were held Dec. 1, 2020, at First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek with Rev. Kevin J. Freese officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery at Battle Creek. Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Battle Creek is in charge of arrangements.
Lou Dale Sales, son of Louis Arthur and Margaret (Rief) Sales, was born July 12, 1921, at the home of his paternal grandparents near Crescent, in Pottawattamie County. He lived in the Honey Creek area until age two, when his parents moved to Decatur, Neb. His family farmed on Holman’s Island, surrounded by Lake Quinnebaugh and the Missouri River. On the island, Lou Dale attended school through the eighth grade and then began helping on the farm, which instilled his hard-working ethic. The family raised Shetland ponies, which led to his love of horses. Lou Dale, along with his parents, five sisters (Waunitta, Kathern, Ina, Margaret and LaVonne) and one brother (Kenneth) remained on the island until he was 19. Then, the family relocated to Woodbine. It was there that he met and married Helen Pryor Feb. 26, 1944. They moved to Battle Creek in 1945 and raised five girls: Jeannette, Barbara, Diane, Charlotte and Karen “Corky.” Lou’s adult life was spent farming and raising livestock. He proudly raised cattle from ages 11 to 73. During retirement, Lou Dale and Helen enjoyed playing cards, golfing, skiing, traveling and, especially, dancing. They stole the show on the dance floor, as they were terrific dancers. Lou Dale died Nov. 27, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society-Holstein.
Lou Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Arthur and Margaret Sales; his wife, Helen Sales; a brother, Kenneth Sales; and his sisters: Ina Maxwell, Waunitta Kinning, Margaret “Midge” Austin, Kathern “Katie” Kessler and LaVonne “Bonnie” Tietsort. Also preceding him in death were his grandson, Lynn Ott; a great-granddaughter, Lindsey Quirk; two great-grandsons: Smith and Wesson Blackmore; a son-in-law, Richard Meier; four brothers-in-law: Orman Kinning, Duane Maxwell, Lyle Tietsort and Harold Austin; and two nephews, Ivan “Butch” Kinning and Larry “Joe” Maxwell. Survivors include his daughters: Jeannette (Richard) Ott, Barbara Meier, Diane (Tom) Castle, Charlotte (Bill) Uhl and Karen “Corky” Blackmore. Also surviving are his grandchildren: Kevin Ott, Susan (Calvin) Carver, Sandra (Bill) Allen, Sheri (Kel) Anderson, Shelli (Jason) Dannenberg, Michael (Heidi) Meier, Adam (Randi) Castle, Jeana (Layne) Todd, Matthew (Sandy) Castle, Sarah (Micah) Gitlan, Lori (Darrin) Roeder, Lisa (Bryan) Quirk, Sean (Tamie) Blackmore and Shannon (Jenny) Blackmore.
Sources: Ida County Courier, Ida Grove, Iowa, Mon, Nov 30, 2020 and Christensen-VanHouten Funeral Services, Ida Grove, Iowa at http://www.christensenvanhouten.com/
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