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Cates, Dale E. (1941-2017)


Posted By: Paul Nagy, volunteer (email)
Date: 6/7/2017 at 17:20:22

Dale E. Cates
August 10, 1941 - April 24, 2017

Dale E. Cates, age 75, of Storm Lake, Iowa, died on Monday, April 24, 2017, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Dale Edwin Cates, a son of Byrhl and Garlene (Toomer) Cates, was born near Lake View, Iowa, on August 10, 1941. He lived his youth in the Lake View vicinity and received his education there, graduating from the Lake View High School. Next, he worked on farms near Lake City and Wall Lake, Iowa.

In December of 1962, Dale married Marilyn Byriel in Lytton, Iowa, and to their union, two children were born, Bill and Amy. For twenty-one years, Dale was employed at the tile plant in Lake View. After Marilyn died in May of 1979, Dale moved to Storm Lake where he worked for IBP (Tyson) for the next twenty-five years. On November 13, 1982, Dale married Marilyn Luckow. They enjoyed thirty-four years together. After Dale retired from Tyson, he worked for the City of Storm Lake for five years, taking care of the city parks.

A volunteer fireman while residing in Lake View, Dale joined the Lion’s Club in Storm Lake. Some of Dale’s favorite pastimes included refinishing furniture, raising rabbits, fishing, and gardening.

Dale’s life will always be cherished and honored by his family which includes his wife, Marilyn, of Storm Lake, Iowa; his children, Bill (Kay) Cates, of Lake View, Iowa, Jeff (Judi) Peters, of Harlingen, Texas, Julie Christiansen, and her fiancé, Tony Ebel, of Storm Lake, Iowa, Joelle (Pat) Ryherd, of Newell, Iowa, and Jeanna (Vince) Krepps; his grandchildren: Caitlin, Ashley, and Noah Peters; Melissa Christiansen-Kloss (Eric) Kloss, Dan (Amber) Christiansen; Dillon and Dustin Ebel; Patrick (Emily) Ryherd, Levi (Morgan) Ryherd; Trevor, Tayla, Tyler, and Tristan Krepps; his great grandchildren: Sawyer Kloss; Laiken and London Christiansen; and Emma Ryherd; his brother, Ronald (Beth) Cates, of Carroll, Iowa; and two sisters, Jan (Jim) Truelson, of Kalona, Iowa, and Marilyn (Craig) Evans, of Sioux City, Iowa; as well as a niece, nephews, other extended family members, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Marilyn; his daughter, Amy; and his grandson, Nick Peters.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Burial will follow in the Ferguson Cemetery in Lake View, Iowa. Visitation will take place Friday, April 28, 2017, from 4:00 8:00 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is overseeing the arrangements.

Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Homes, 2017


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