Dale Matthew Hanson, 68, passed away at his home Thursday January 3, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer.
A Visitation and Celebration of Life will be 5:00 to 7:00 pm Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home.
Dale was born December 31, 1950 in Fort Dodge, IA. He attended Corpus Christi Catholic School and graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High. Dale continued his education and received degrees in Landscape and Turf Management. Dale also built Lakeside golf course and Sunkissed Meadows before retiring. He has resided in Fort Dodge his entire life.
Dale was a lover of all sports and his main passion was golf. He traveled to many PGA tournaments throughout the years and played in numerous tournaments with friends. Dale had a passion for collecting coins, baseball cards, and traveling. Most winters you could find him in Arizona visiting relatives and soaking up the sun. Dale was an avid New York Yankees fan and was a great historian. Dale spent many years researching the Hanson family and enjoyed taking trips to meet long lost relatives to gather more information. He had a fond love of music and played the guitar and piano. He had a great ear for music and could pick up a tune and play it effortlessly. Dale loved to attend live music, venues, and concerts. He particularly enjoyed blues music and secretly wished he could have met the legend "BB King." Dale loved most of all spending time with friends and family and would talk the ear off of those he met.
Dale is survived by his sister Kathleen Johnson (Paul) of Gowrie, IA, niece Brandi Trupe- Hemesath (Ron) of Ossian, IA, nephew Paul Johnson of Rockwell City, IA, niece Katelyn Johnson of Des Moines, IA, great nephews Connor "Dale" Hemesath and Landon Hemesath, and great niece Josie Hemesath of Ossian, IA. He was preceeded in death by his parents Lloyd and Louise Hanson.
Prayers to the family at the time of need of a passed loved one. I know it is hard when a loved one passes away u miss them Dearly
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