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Dale A. Nerdig

March 20, 1926 — October 30, 2014

Dale A. Nerdig

Forest City, Iowa – Dale A. Nerdig, 88, of Forest City died Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Mercy Medical Center North Iowa.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M. Monday, November 3, 2014 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Rod Hopp officiating.

A visitation will be 3:00 – 6:00 P.M. Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Cataldo Schott Funeral Chapel, 505 North Clark St. Forest City, IA. Interment will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Forest City. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Dale Nerdig memorial fund.

Dale A. Nerdig was born March 20, 1926 in rural Rake, Iowa the son of August and Fern (Wentworth) Nerdig. He attended country school and then attended Rake High School graduating in 1943. He was married to Elaine Anderson on February 21, 1948 at the Liberty Lutheran Church in Rake, Iowa, to this union, four children were born. Dale farmed for many years in the Rake and Thompson areas before moving to Forest City in 1969 when he started working for Winnebago Industries. He worked there until his retirement in 1989. After retirement, he enjoyed fishing and the many fishing trips to northern Minnesota. Dale also was a faithful volunteer for many years at the food bank in Forest City.
Dale enjoyed watching sports, was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and loved playing baseball. He played for Rake High School and also numerous town baseball teams in the area in his younger years. Family was important to him, he enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s events and enjoyed the wonderful times he spent with his family. Dale was a long-time faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Dale is survived by his wife, Elaine of Forest City; children, Linda (Don) Gruis of Buffalo Center, Vickie Swanson of Forest City, Roger (Linda) Nerdig of Algona and Lori (Dave) Schlitter of Spring Valley, MN; grandchildren, Shari Gruis, Jason Gruis, Kelli (Verne) Hecker, Angie (Tim) DeWaard, Alison (Nick) Bailey, Matthew Swanson and special friend, Jenna Hagen, Amber (Scott) Kollasch, Sarah (Seth) McChesney, Michael Schlitter, Emily Schlitter and special friend Soren Grandall; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Alyssa DeWaard and Ryan and Kelsey Bailey, baby boy McChesney due February 2015; brother, Harvey (Rosie) Nerdig of Buffalo Center; sister-in-laws, Sharon Nerdig, Beverly Anderson, Joyce Anderson, Mavis Rasmussen and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Larry Nerdig and one brother and one sister in infancy.
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Visitation

Sunday, November 2, 2014

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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760 Center Avenue, Garner, IA 50438

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Monday, November 3, 2014

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