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Dale Banowetz (1945-2022)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 9/11/2022 at 21:48:54

Obituary for Dale "Stump" Banowetz
Dale Francis Banowetz “Stump” was born on September 25, 1945 to Arthur and Marie (Michel) Banowetz, in Clinton, IA. Dale passed away Friday, August 26th, at Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue, IA. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 1, at St Joseph's Catholic Church at Sugar Creek. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, at the Law Jones Funeral Home in Preston, IA. Friends and family who wish to watch the livestream may do so at this link, https://www.facebook.com/groups/3353475054884784.

Dale attended Sugar Creek Grade School and then graduated from Northeast High School in 1963. He then attended Drake University in Des Moines, majoring in Accounting, and graduated in 1967. Dale was then employed by McGladrey Hansen & Dunn until August 1968 when he was drafted into the US Army Chaplin Assistant Program. He was sent to Vietnam at Long Bink for his 14 month tour reaching a rank of Spec 5. After Vietnam, Dale returned to McGladrey's and worked there through May 1971. He then worked at McEleney's through 1996 in various capacities from Controller, Treasurer, etc. Then due to health reasons, Dale retire in 1996 and took up landscaping for the remainder of his working life.

During Dale's life, he sang in the Sugar Creek choir for over 60 years, headed up the Sugar Creek flower project for over 50 years, committed many hours to various projects at the church to make it the special place that it is.

Although he had no wife nor children, he had four siblings; Betty (Loran deceased) Burken, Glen (Pam) Banowetz, Jane (Dean) O'Tool, Marlene (David) Cain. Plus five special godchildren. One of the highlights of his life was being “adopted” by the Ed and Lillian Trenkamp family following the death of their son, Bob “Tink” (Stump's best friend). Dale was truly blessed with many special friends along life's journey, especially those involved with CEW retreat weekends.

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