Dale L. Lechtenberg

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Dale L. Lechtenberg, age 69, of New Hampton, IA passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, IA with his family by his side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating the mass. Burial will be at New Hampton Cemetery with military rites provided by New Hampton American Legion. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home with a 7:00 PM Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Friday. Online condolences may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Dale Lawrence was born September 8, 1951, the son of Anton and Agnes (Schwamman) Lechtenberg in New Hampton. He was a 1970 graduate of New Hampton High School. After completing his education, Dale was drafted into the United States Army where he served his nation during Vietnam until his honorable discharge in 1973. He returned home and began his career at John Deere, retiring in 2000. On September 10, 1977, Dale got “Lucky” when he was united in marriage to LuAnn Schwickerath at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington. The couple made their home in New Hampton and welcomed three children, Derek, Dustin and Darcy. Dale spent his 20 years of retirement outdoors; especially golfing, mowing the lawn, weekend road trips with friends, playing cards and tinkering in the garage. Most of all, he loved spending time giving tractor rides to his grandkids. Though he worked outside of New Hampton, Dale gave many of his years volunteering on the New Hampton Fire Department and was also a member of the New Hampton American Legion. Those left to honor his memories are his wife, LuAnn Lechtenberg of New Hampton; children, Derek Lechtenberg and Dustin (Jessica) Lechtenberg, both of New Hampton and Darcy (Casey) Stika of La Porte City, IA; his grandchildren, Levi, Landon, Mason and Amelia; his siblings, Delbert (Joan) Lechtenberg of New Hampton, Darlene Aegerter of Fredericksburg, IA, Kenny Lechtenberg of North Washington, Rich (Linda) Lechtenberg of New Hampton, Alice Pomplun of Warroad, MN and Dennis (Rosalee) Lechtenberg of North Washington; his father-in-law, Robert Schwickerath of New Hampton; brother-in-law, Lynn (Linda) Schwickerath of New Hampton, sister-in-law, Lynette (Randy) Mahowald of Burnsville, MN; numerous nieces and nephews and an abundance of friends. He was welcomed into Heaven by his parents; his daughter, Angela, in infancy; sister-in-law, Cheryl Lechtenberg; brothers-in-law, Earl Aegerter and Rod Pomplun; his mother-in-law, Marlys Schwickerath and niece, Deb Hoeger.

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  1. Another Angel in Gods Kingdom. Dale, you will be forever missed and always loved. We will cherish the memories we have along with the laughs we’ve shared. Family is forever and that’s where you will be—always in our hearts. We will help LuAnn and the kids and grandkids through this difficult time with your guidance from above. Miss you so much already.

  2. LuAnn & family – our sincerest thoughts & prayers are being sent your way. We are the lucky ones that got to know know you both, and we will always have our memories of our motorcycle trips to South Dakota & Colorado & our day trips around this area. Lucky will be missed by us terribly, but we will always get smiles on our faces when we talk about him, he was one of kind! He could brighten the day no matter what. We love you Middle Chief & Morning Dove! From Big Chief & White Cloud

  3. LuAnn and Family, so saddened to hear of Dale’s passing. He will truely be missed by so many! Thinking of you all. Leo and Bev Dowd

  4. Luann and family, we are so sorry to here of Dale’s passing. Mike and I having been talking today about the memories–the laughs–the trouble, well lets just keep the trouble part out-we love you and you are in our thoughts and prayers-Mike, Deb and Gina

  5. Luann and family, you all have our deepest sympathy. We have so many great memories with you guys and with your kids and our kids. Those camping weekends were our favorites. Dale had such an infectious smile and laugh, he was always in for a good time. He will be dearly missed. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers ❤️. Love, Paul and Colleen

  6. Our deepest sympathy to LuAnn, Derek, Dustin, and Darcy. Lots of wonderful memories of camping and snowmobiling adventures. Rick & Laura Kolbet

  7. Our sympathy goes out to the Lechtenberg/ Schwickerath family. Dale was definitely one of the good guys, he will be missed by many! 😞

  8. So sorry about Dales passing. Maybe he can pick apples from neighbors trees. We will miss him. Praying for the family! Vince & Wilma

  9. So sorry to hear about Dale,s passing. Always had a great smile. Miss seeing Dale in Lake City and Vic talks about riding together back and forth from John Deere. Your family will be in our prayers.

  10. So very, very sorry to learn of Dale’s passing. He was such a character, always had something funny to share. Obviously Heaven needed some humor, and they now have it. But New Hampton will never be the same with him gone. Our deepest sympathy to all his family. Rest In Peace, Bird.

  11. Words cannot convey our sympathies Luann and family. He had such a sense of humor and I must say he was one of my favorites when it came to stopping by the office and giving me a “difficult” time. RIP Dale, you will be missed.

  12. Deepest sympathy to the Lechtenberg family. May your cherished memories help you through this difficult time.

  13. I was very saddened when I heard of Dale‘s passing. When I connected with him several months ago in New Hampton, even though we hadn’t seen each other in a very long time, It seemed like we hadn’t missed a beat. It is sad to think that we won’t see him at the next class reunion. He was a great guy who will be missed by many. May he Rest In Peace. Tom and Danita

  14. LuAnn and family, I was so sorry to hear about Dale. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May he rest in peace and may you find comfort in the memories that you all share. Sharon (Blocker) Gordon

  15. LuAnn and family, Our hearts are heavy and sad. The loss of Middle Chief is great to all of us who had so much fun with him. Our trip to South Dakota on the motorcycle and so many other day rides were always a day of laughter and wonderful fun memories. We will remember Lucky with the 9:00 prayer on Sunday morning. Tatonka and Running Deer will always smile when we think of him as days go by. Our sympathy to all of your family.

  16. LuAnn and family. We are sorry for your loss. Our sincere sympathies. We always enjoyed visiting with Dale.

  17. May his memories console you today. There are no words to express how sorrowful I feel for his family. All our prayers to you. Jeanne and David Roder

  18. My deepest sympathy for all of Dale’s family and friends. Thoughts, prayers, and hugs to everyone.

  19. Our deepest sympathies to LuAnn and family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Dale was a great guy and will be truly missed by all.

  20. Our deepest sympathies to LuAnn and family. Dale was such a great guy and will be missed by many that knew him. He always enjoyed visiting with us and certainly kept you laughing with his humor and wit. Our class reunions won’t be the same without Dale. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Dale.

  21. Our sympathy Luann and family, he will always be in your hearts ♥️
    Thoughts and prayers ✝️🙏✝️

  22. Our sympathy on Dale’s (Lucky) passing what a great guy always up to a joke.He will be missed. Our thoughts & prayers Jim & Linda

  23. So sorry to see that Dale had passed away. I’ll always remember how he liked to joke with all of us tellers at the bank! Our sympathy to all of his family for your loss.

  24. The few times I met Dale during family gatherings, he always had such a welcoming and uplifting spirit that made me feel as if we’d been longtime friends. With his passing, I’ll be praying for comfort for the family and friends Dale left behind, and also celebrating Dale’s return to God where he can rest in perfect peace.

  25. We are deeply saddened to hear of Dale’s passing. He was always a pleasure to be around and could always put a smile on your face. Please accept our sincerest sympathy.

  26. We are so sorry to hear about Dales passing. Please accept our sympathy. He was a very nice person and will be missed by alot of people.

  27. We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  28. LouAnn and family: You have my sympathy and prayers. Dale was a friendly person and had great jokes and a wonderful smile. He will be missed my all.

  29. LuAnn and family, My heart is breaking for your loss. He put up a heck of a fight but God must have decided he needed some humor up there. I always loved playing cards with him at Christmas, especially beating him. He will be missed by many. Hugs to all of you. Love ya!!

  30. LuAnn and family, so sorry to hear of Dales passing. It was always a good time whenever we were lucky enough to meet up. Thoughts and prayers.

  31. LuAnn and family, you all have our deepest sympathy. Dennis remembers the good old days of riding to work at Deere’s with Dale. Memories that help get though these difficult days. Dennis & Diane

  32. LuAnn and Family Our condolence and prayers go to you and your family. I enjoyed knowing and doing business with Dale over the years; him trying to get my last dollar or me trying to get his last dollar on an appliance deal.

  33. LuAnn and family, I am so sorry to hear of your lose, you have my deepest sympathy. I have fond memories of attending high school with Dale. I didn’t realize but we also were in the army at the same time, more in common than I knew. So sorry that I will not be able to attend the service on 1/15/2021, but rest assured I am there in spirit. Again, my Deepest Sympathy, David Burgart

  34. So sorry LuAnn. We were planning to come up on Thursday, but Mother Nature intervened. I can’t think of anyone I had been around who gave me more joy than Dale. Trading barbs with him and his pats on the back when he got off a zinger will be with me forever. I guess I’m still not all out of tears… I really loved that guy and you’ll always be in my prayers.

  35. LuAnn, Ken and I were so sorry to hear about Dale. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We always enjoyed visiting and joking around with him. He will be missed.

  36. Dale will be missed for his quick witt and ability to make people laugh & smile. All of your families have our prayers.

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