In loving memory of

Dale Wingert
June 24, 1938 - April 1, 2021

Funeral Mass for Dale Wingert, 82, of Wesley will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wesley. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Wesley. Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Andrews Post #428, Wesley. The funeral Mass and graveside will be live-streamed on Oakcrest Funeral Services' Facebook page Social distancing practices will be followed and masks are required.

Dale Harold Wingert was born June 24, 1938, in Waterloo, the son of Clare and Hertula (Wolf) Wingert. He grew up near LuVerne on the family farm and graduated from St. Joe High School in 1956. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on June 4, 1957. He was stationed at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA. Dale was proud to serve his country and was honorably discharged on June 3, 1960.

He was united in marriage to Lois Cecilia Becker on October 26, 1963, in St. Benedict. Together they raised their eight children in Wesley until her death on March 7, 1983. Dale worked for Hormel for 30 years, retiring in 2000.

Dale loved nothing better than spending time with his large family, telling jokes, reading and learning new things, shopping for shoes and coats, fishing, attending horse shows, throwing horseshoes, and playing cards. For more than 40 years, Dale played slow-pitch softball for the Wesley Flyers, his hometown team. He also enjoyed helping local farmers out in the spring and fall, driving around, smoking, drinking diet Mountain Dew, and enjoyed sweets. In 2019, Dale was inducted as an honorary Hobo "Ol' Buck," and he was very honored to be chosen.

Dale died Thursday, April 1, 2021, at his home in Wesley. He was 82.

He is survived by his children, Lisa Wingert of West Des Moines, Lynn Wingert of West Des Moines, Leah (Bill) Gillen of Norwalk, IA, Lara (Daryl) Kleier of Wesley, Dana (Tami) Wingert of Des Moines, Lacy (Jason) Halsrud of LuVerne, and Lany (Matt) Mitchell of Wesley; grandchildren, Brooke (fiancé David Kalvig) Gillen, Garrett (Sarah) Gillen, Noah and Natalie Kleier, Brandon, Levi and Taylor Wingert, Molly Wingert, Tyson, Kennedy, Carson, Montgomery Halsrud, and Ruby Dayle and Daisy Mitchell; siblings, Garry Wingert of Alamosa, CO, Monte (Wilma) Wingert of Tucson, AZ, Karen (Pat) St. John of Wesley, Sister Julia Wingert of Dubuque, Toby (Tena) Wingert of Alcova, WY, and Stephen (Marla) Wingert of Wesley, and Petra McVey of Urbandale; sister-in-law, Kathy Wingert of Prescott, AZ; and many nieces and nephews.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Lois; son, Deon; brother, Roger Wingert; sister, Margaret Wingert; in-laws, Ray and Louise Becker; sister-in-law, Yolanda Wingert; and brothers-in-law, Mike McVey and Duane Becker.


Kathy Shepard Yezarski wrote on Apr 10, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss. Dale was a favorite nephew of my Mom?s - Rita Wingert Shepard. She spoke of him fondly throughout her life. Kathy Shepard Yezarski"

Michele Lauck wrote on Apr 6, 2021:

"Leah, Sorry to hear about your dad. Hugs to you. Michele Lauck"

Patricia Twait wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"Much sympathy sent to Wingert family. From Patricia Twait "

Deb(Kirsch) &Perry Schindler wrote on Apr 4, 2021:

"Sorry for your loss, prayers for your family at this time."

Fr. Paul D. Bormann wrote on Apr 4, 2021:

"So sorry to hear of Dale\'s passing, I will offer mass for him on Tues. at my mass in Akron. Fr. Paul Bormann"

Becka Davis wrote on Apr 4, 2021:

"Dale was a once in a lifetime kind of individual. He always had a hug and a smile for me and always made me feel welcome in his home. I consider it a blessing to have spent so much time with him throughout my childhood. You will never be forgotten. Until we meet again."

Roger Muehe wrote on Apr 4, 2021:

"I am so sorry for your loss. As a kid I used to watch Dale play softball for the Wesley team. A big lefthander with power. No one hit a softball harder than he did. It was obvious that Dale loved his family and community very much. Roger Muehe "

Chuck Huber wrote on Apr 3, 2021:

"So long, Dale. A life well lived. Bravo Zulu!"

Lee and Kathee Froehlich wrote on Apr 3, 2021:

"Our deepest sympathy on loss of your dad and grandfather. We thought a lot of him and have wonderful memories, as we know you do. Our thoughts and prayers are with you for for Dale. He and Lois are together once again. "

Becka wrote on Apr 3, 2021:

"I will miss Dale?s wisdom and wit. He was an influential person in my life who helped shape who I am today. He always greeted me with a smile and a hug and made me feel welcome anytime I came to visit. You were a true inspiration to me. Until we meet again. "

Karen Youngwirth wrote on Apr 2, 2021:

"What a great Man!! Thinking of all the great times that Dad and Dale had together! He will be missed in Wesley! We all loved him!!"

Jeff Dangelser wrote on Apr 1, 2021:

"Sorry to hear about the loss of you dad. Prayers for you now and always. "

Julie Seehusen wrote on Apr 1, 2021:

"Wingert family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I am saddened for all of you. I loved looking at all the photos and stories you all posted about Dale. He loved you all so very much. What a wonderful family man. God bless you all, I am praying for you as you go through the coming days and always. "

Angie Hemmingsen wrote on Apr 1, 2021:

"Dear Lynn & Family, I was so sorry to hear about your dad. It\'s always fun to hear and read about your family adventures. Many prayers for you all. God bless."

Kelly Carlton wrote on Apr 1, 2021:

"I am so sorry to hear about Dale! I know how much he was loved by his family and I know they will miss him terribly! Take comfort in knowing that he has been reunited with your mom and Deon. Heaven gained another angel. Love, hugs and prayers to the Wingert family!"

Becky Simmons wrote on Apr 1, 2021:

"Dear Lara and family. So sorry my friend. Love and prayers. "

Lisa wrote on Apr 1, 2021:

"Love and prayers to all of you. May he rest in peace. I am here for you."