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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
Fax: 712-546-4710
Dale Vander Kooi

Dale Richard Vander Kooi

Tuesday, October 24th, 1933 - Friday, March 20th, 2020
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Dale R. Vander Kooi, 86, of Merrill, Iowa passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, March 20, 2020. Due to the current public health mandate, a public Celebration of Life Service will be scheduled at a later date. A private family service will be held with burial at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill, Iowa, conducted by Pastor Mike Metten of Rejoice! Community Church in Le Mars. Military honors will be conducted by Oleson – Halweg American Legion Post # 125 of Merrill.
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    MERRILL, IA 51038
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Jane Kauzlarich

Posted at 02:23am
Dear Vander Kooi family, I am sorry for your loss. I greatly enjoyed the Vander Koois who all took my classes at Hinton. They were raised well, knew the meaning of hard work, and made me laugh with their unique humor. It is so hard to lose a parent and grandparent. Please know I am thinking of you.

Julie Juelfs

Posted at 01:46am
We would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to all of Dales family. I knew Dale quite well and always enjoyed him coming into Branum Oil when I worked there, giving myself and Keith Branum so much guff :):) He was fun. Will never forget he and Don Reillys war stories and farming stories and sale barn updates. There was/is no one like Dale with his humor and friendliness. You will be missed Dale. You are now free of pain and sickness and you you can see now Dale. Gather with your friends and family in Heaven. Julie Juelfs and DeWayne Juelfs


Janice Ferrari

Posted at 09:50pm
I have fond and fun memories of when we were growing up. I always enjoyed talking to him in person and on the phone. My sympathy to all of the family. I know he was well taken care of the past years. Whether it be someone bringing him lunch everyday or a grandchild visiting him often or a daughter who basically gave up her life to care for him. I lost a great cousin and friend when Fred died and now the same for his brother Dale. I will greatly miss him.
Your cousin Janice

Lori Daniele

Posted at 12:42pm
David, Rich, Randy and Deanna, I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I have fond memories of him when we used to walk the beans back in the late 70's - early 80's. I remember calling Dale about 15 years ago and asking him whether he still had high school kids walking the beans and he laughed and said "No, couldn't get kids to do that anymore. They have come out with a new round-up that kills the weeds only and doesn't hurt the soy beans." It is never easy to lose a parent. Keep close the good memories and share them amongst yourself to help ease the pain. Remembering fondly, Lori Daniele (Foster)


Posted at 08:29am
so sorry about the loss of your dad.

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