Dale Edward Moe, 57, of rural Nora Springs, Iowa, and formerly of Northwood, Iowa, died on Friday, March 8, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa.
A funeral mass for Dale will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manly, Iowa, with Reverend John Gossman officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Charles City, Iowa.
There will be a visitation from 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, with a parish Rosary at 3:30 p.m. and a scriptural wake service at 6:30 p.m., at the Conner Colonial Chapel, 1008 First Ave. S, Northwood.
Dale Edward Moe was born on April 11, 1955 the son of Marvin and Luella (Jordan) Moe. He grew up with his family in Austin, Minn., and moved to St. Ansgar, Iowa, prior to his junior year of high school. He graduated in 1973 from St. Ansgar High School. Dale also graduated from NIACC. While growing up in Austin, Dale helped his grandfather, George Jordan, on the family farm in rural St. Ansgar. After his grandfather’s death, Dale took over the farming operations until 1985.
Dale married Jennifer Irons on Sept. 1, 1984 in St. Ansgar at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Dale was an avid bicycle rider, vehicle mechanic, talented in many aspects of life and always happy to help those in need. He was a loving husband, father, recently became a proud grandfather, and had many dear friends. Dale was a great mechanic, and throughout his life he worked for Bruesewitz Motors in Grafton, was the service manager for Northwood Motors and Lake Chevrolet, and managed Auto Glass Center in Mason City. Dale most recently was employed as lead mechanic and transit supervisor at North Iowa Area Council of Governments in Mason City.
After residing in Northwood for 24 years, Dale and Jennifer purchased a rural home, north of Nora Springs, in early 2012. Dale spent a good share of his spare time fixing up their new property to make a perfect home to share the rest of their lives.
Dale enjoyed riding on RAGBRAI numerous times, as well as other bicycle rides, and was vice president of the North Iowa Touring Club.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, former member and past president of the Board of Education, and CCD teacher, in Manly.
Left to cherish Dale’s memory is his wife, Jennifer, of Nora Springs; son, Christopher Moe, and special friend, Adriana Chavez, of Grimes, Iowa; his daughter, Kayla Moe, and special friend, Justin Betts, Mason City; six-week-old granddaughter, Allorie Betts, Mason City; father, Marvin Moe, Austin, Minn.; sister, Cynthia Frank, and her husband, Ed, Dexter, Minn.; brother, Dennis Moe, and his wife, Lee, Farmington, Minn.; brother, Alan Moe and his wife, Kim, Savage, Minn.; sister-in-law, Michelle Etter, and her husband, Fred, Charles City; and father–in-law, Charles Irons, Charles City; and many extended family members and friends.
Dale was preceded in death by his mother, Luella Moe; mother-in-law, Elaine Irons; and his paternal and maternal grandparents.
Conner Colonial Chapel, Northwood, was in charge of arrangements.