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Dale E. Signs

Aug 25, 2020

Dale E. Signs

Funeral services for Dale Signs, 91, of Sioux City, will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Estherville with Pastor Cole McCormick officiating. Military rites will be provided by VFW Post 3388 and American Legion Post 91, both of Estherville. Dale passed away on Aug. 21, 2020, at his home in Sioux City, Iowa at the age of 91 years.

Visitation with family present will be one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Burial will be at a later date. Masks are encouraged.

Dale E. Signs, was born on June 11, 1929, at home in Mingo, Iowa, the son of Ed and Estella (Klopping) Signs. Dale attended and graduated from Mingo High School. He then attended Drake University. In 1951, he was enlisted in the United States Army, and served during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged in 1953. On April 4, 1954, he was united in marriage to Lavine Boettcher in Newton, Iowa. In 1960, the couple moved to Estherville, where Dale was a casualty claims adjuster for Farm Bureau until his retirement in 1988. The couple remained in Estherville until May 2019, when they moved to Sioux City to be closer to their children.

Dale was a 60-year member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Estherville. He enjoyed singing in the Many Voices Choir, and 50 years in the church choir. Dale was an avid reader.

Dale is survived by his wife of 66 years Lavine of Sioux City, his daughters Luann (Mark) Brinkman of Omaha, Nebraska, and Nancy (Joel) Jarmen of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; five grandchildren Leah (Robert) Caldwell and Mary Brinkman, and Brandon (Kristen), Alex (Cassie), and Callie Jarman, and three great grandchildren, Natalie, Josephine, and Hugh.

Dale is preceded in death by his parents, and sister Margorie Schlotfeldt.

The family would like any memorials to be for Trinity Lutheran Church, 721 18th Ave N, Estherville, IA.

Online condolences may be left for the family at HenryOlsonFuneral.com.