Dale T. Stucky 68, died Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Trinity Regional Medical Center.

Private family mass will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Corpus Christi Church. Burial will follow at Corpus Christi Cemetery. Public visitation will be 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the church. Social distancing and wearing of masks is encouraged. Laufersweiler Funeral Home is serving the family.

Dale is survived by his best friend and wife of 45 years, Karen, loving children, Samantha (Lance) Lennon, Lindsay (Rob) Ehn, Denny (Emily) Stucky, Mackenzie (Aaron) Ramthun, and Leo (Kate) Stucky. Also, his sixteen amazing grandchildren, brothers, Dave (Cindy) Stucky of Mason City; Dean (Denise) Stucky of Marshalltown, sisters, Sue Sherman of Warrensburg, MO, and Shirley (Bruce) Thompson of Lanesboro.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Doris (Butler) Stucky.

Dale T. Stucky was born August 1, 1952 in Fort Dodge. As a young boy he and his family moved to Laurens and he graduated from Laurens High School. He then attended Iowa Central Community College. On June 14, 1975, Dale married Karen Crimmins. They made their home, Fort Dodge. For over 40 years Dale owned and operated Dale’s Petroleum. Dale could and would talk to anyone. He had words of encouragement even for strangers. If you were not infected by his smile a quick joke would get a smirk across your face. The phrase “family man” was Dale’s best description. He was the proudest father and grandfather anyone could find. Work or play Dale was there, supporting his family and loving every minute of it. He will be tremendously missed by his church, community, friends, and especially his family.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.