HUMBOLDT - Philip F. Dangelser, 87, of Humboldt, formerly of Fonda, passed away September 14, 2012 at the Bethany Life Communities in Story City, Iowa. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 22, 2012 in the chapel of Bethany Life Communities in Story City. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Humboldt. Visitation is from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Bethany. The Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home of Humboldt is in charge of arrangements.
Phil is survived by his wife, Rose of Story City; four sons, Gary and Connie Dangelser of Bettendorf, IA, Lynn Dangelser of Racine, WI, Brian and Catherine Dangelser of Ames, and David Dangelser of Kansas City, MO; 11 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brother, Amand and Judy Dangelser of Manson; and sister, Rose and Larry Kiley of Wesley. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Steven, his grandson, Casey; and his brother and sister-in-law, Nicolas and Sybil Dangelser.
Philip F. Dangelser, the son of Philippe and Cecelia (Placklet) Dangelser, was born August 27, 1925 at Renwick, Iowa. He attended Vernon Consolidated School and following his education, worked on the family farm. In 1944, Phil enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Following his honorable discharge, Phil went to work in the meat packing plants of Minneapolis. He returned to Iowa to work on LuVerne area farms and it was there that he met Rose Arend. The couple was united in marriage on April 12, 1950 at St. Benedict, Iowa. They first made their home near Bancroft before moving to the Bode area. In 1961 they moved to Goldfield where he continued his farm work moving to Fonda in 1964. Following his retirement in 1990, he and Rose made their home in Humboldt.
Phil was a member of St. Marys' Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was also active in the American Legion. He enjoyed his son Steven's baseball games, gardening, fishing, polka music, and in later years, woodworking and trips to the casino.
In lieu of flowers, the Dangelser family request memorials are made to St. Mary's Church and school.