Dale Dippold, 54, of De Soto died Friday, August 10, 2012 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Monday, August 13, 2012 at Ochiltree Funeral Service & Aftercare in Winterset. A visitation will be held 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday, August 12, with family present to receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Van Meter. Memorials may be made to the family. On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.ochiltree.com.
William Dale Dippold was born September 2, 1957 in Winterset, Iowa; the son of William and Beverly (Johnston) Dippold. He graduated from Van Meter High School in 1976 and later studied at Lincoln Tech in auto diesel mechanics and the National Education Center in electronics.
He worked for Ruan Transport for a time and also Qualis, Quest for 16 years in communications, and Mills Motors and Cedar Valley Ford as a mechanic. He also served on the De Soto City Council for eight years.
Dale is survived by his parents, William and Beverly Dippold of Van Meter; a nephew Michael Hartz; a niece, Tiffany Wright (Chad Mathes) both of Lorimor; four great nieces and nephews, Jager and Melody Hartz, Prescott Allen and Danica Heathcote and his dogs, Barley and Buddy. He is also survived by five cousins and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Denise Lynn Wright; a nephew, Owen Wright; his grandparents, William and Edith Dippold and Francis and Ithoulia Johnston, an aunt and uncle, Glenn and Beverly Forret and his dog Barney.