Dale G. Neil

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 Fairbank: Dale George Neil age 77 passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 while doing what he loved, working the land. He was born September 11, 1939 in Waterloo, Iowa the son of Gordon and Gladys (Michelson) Neil. Dale attended and graduated from Fairbank High School the Class of 1957. He married Diane Milius on February 13, 1966 in Denver, Iowa they made their home in rural Fairbank where they raised their two sons. Dale was a lifelong farmer, whether it was raising corn or beans or beef cattle he truly enjoyed life on the farm. He was a member of the Oran Fire Department for more than 20 years. Dale was also a longtime member of the board of directors for the Oran Mutual Telephone Company and was still serving up until the time of his death. Dale was an avid fan of UNI Men’s Basketball and attended almost every home game. He also enjoyed his daily card games with his friends at Jerry’s Autos in Fairbank.

Survived by: his wife; Diane, two sons; William (Becci) and Scott (Kris) both of Fairbank, eight grandchildren; Jeannie (Jesse) Hug, Christina Neil, Katie Neil, Kennadi Neil, Tessa Larson, Sammi Carpenter, Madison Freitag and Kassidy Freitag, three great-grandchildren; Calvin Wilson, Nevaeh Larson and Kinnick Larson. Dale is also survived by one brother; Mel (Judy) Neil of Fairbank and one sister; Doris Parizek of Dysart.

Preceded by: his parents, one sister; Marlys Neil, a brother; Dennis Neil, a sister-in-law; Brenda Neil and a brother-in-law; Larry Parizek.

Visitation: 3:00-7:00 pm Friday, May 12, 2017 at Woods Funeral Home, and for one hour before services at the church on Saturday.

Services: 10:30 am Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church, Oelwein.

Interment: Fairbank Cemetery

In lieu of Flowers: memorials to be directed to the Oran or Fairbank Fire Department.


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Condolences for Dale G. Neil

  1. Our love and prayers for your family Diane! We will always remember our fun golfing days with you and Dale!
    God Bless,
    Gary and Betty

  2. Thinking of you all with deepest sympathy and sending our love and friendship to surround you.
    With hugs and prayers.

  3. Want to offer my condolences to Dale’s family. Dale and I graduated together and were great friends. So sorry for your loss!

  4. Dale leaves as a long time blessing to the Fairbank/Oran community. May the family be comforted in knowing he lived a good life. May the Lord give the family comfort and peace.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! God gained another special angel!
    Love, Todd and Kris Kuethe and family

  6. So very sorry to hear this sad news!
    Dale was an AWESOME person and respected by many people in our community! Our Cox families give our deepest and sincerest sympathies and condolences to ALL the Neil families!

  7. Diane, Bill and Scott-
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will always have fond memories of Dale. Heaven gained a wonderful angel.
    Kathy, Rich, Jasmine and Ralston

  8. Dear Becci and Family,

    Prayers for you and your family as you grieve the passing of your father-in-law.

    May God Bless him with Eternal Peace.

  9. Sorry to hear of your loss of Dale. Please remember our prayers and thoughts will be with each of you.

  10. Please accept our condolences. Great guy, great family. He will me missed and may God bless.

  11. Ern and I would like to give all of you our deepest sympathy. On the road or in person – Dale was always a friendly neighbor. Will miss meeting him in passing. Take care and will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time🙏🏻😇🙏🏻😇🙏🏻

    Dave & Mary Michelsen

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