Dale was born in Iowa and grew up on a farm near Newton, Iowa.  He graduated from Newton High School and farmed with his brother.  Dale decided to join the
National Guard and soon was drafted into the Army in 1951 where he spent his front line duty in the Korea war.  He was promoted to Sargent and in 1952 returned to Iowa
and farming.  Dale then met a wonderful lady; Helene and they were married in September 1954 and have three children and four grandchildren... 
In 1961 they decided to leave Iowa farming and move to Arizona where he becamea State Farm Insurance Agent in Chandler for over 25 successful years.  In 1995 they
moved to Sun Lakes and retire that same year.
 
During his business years Dale was an active Kiwanian and in Sun Lakes, he was invited by Rotarian Bob Murray to join Sun Lakes Rotary Club.  He has enjoyed being both a Kiwanian and now Rotarian which has allowed him to become involved in both Chandler And Sun Lakes communities volunteering for local projects, meeting new people and making long time Rotary friends.  Yes, I’m a proud Rotarian!!!