Dale Buenzow

Dale Buenzow


Dale William Buenzow, 86, of Marion, Iowa, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2020. No public services are planned at this time. A private graveside service will be held at Oak Shade Cemetery in Marion, Iowa.

  Dale was born December 23, 1933, in Oran, Iowa, the son of Ernest & Hattie (Pfahning) Buenzow. He attended school in West Union, Iowa, graduating with the class of 1952. Dale graduated from Upper Iowa University in Fayette and earned his Masters Degree at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He served in the United States Army, coached the 7620 Hq&Hq Company basketball team to the highest level in their Theater. Dale was manager for the West Union Comets who were 1958 State Champs. He taught school at Waukon, Iowa, and Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Dale was then employed at Iowa National Mutual Insurance Company. He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids, Marion American Legion Post #298, and Fawn Creek Country Club. Dale was an avid Hawkeye fan.

  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jeanette; four children, Monica (Dave), Linda (Roger), Paul (Cathy), and Marcia (Doug); and two grandchildren, Melissa (Olin) and Payton.

  Dale was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth; and sisters, Arlene Brickman and Doris West.

  In lieu of flowers and in Dale’s honor, the family requests you do an act of kindness for someone.

The family extends their sincere gratitude to the staff at Linn Manor Care and Unity Point Hospice for the compassionate care they provided to Dale.

  Please share a memory of Dale at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries


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