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Dale Robert Dose

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Dale Robert Dose
Died on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

4-7:00 pm Friday, May 12th, 2017
Weerts Funeral Home
10:00 am Saturday, May 13th, 2017
Weerts Funeral Home
Cemetery: Davenport Memorial Park
Dale Robert Dose, 76, of Davenport, Iowa, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Genesis West, Davenport. Services in celebration of his life will be held at 10:00 am Sat., May 13th at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge, Davenport. Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm Friday at the funeral home with a Masonic service to follow at 6:45 pm. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Camp Shalom or to your favorite charity.

Dale was born in 1940 in Davenport, Iowa to Robert and L. Irene Dose. In 1963 he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Augustana College, Rock Island, and then entered the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Munich, Germany. After his honorable discharge, he earned his Associates Degree in Applied Sciences and Computer Programming in 1968. On November 18, 1967 he married Shirley Reitemeyer in Davenport. He first worked as a Computer Programmer/Analyst for First Federal Savings and Loan in Davenport for 24 years and then for Star Forms, John Deere’s Y2K project, Montgomery Elevator/Kone, R & G Telephone and iWireless.

He was a member of St Mark Lutheran Church until his marriage when he transferred to St Paul Lutheran Church. He was also a member and Past Master of Fraternal Lodge #221 A.F. and A.M., Mohassan Grotto, the Muny Golf League at Emeis Park. Dale ushered at St Paul for over 40 years and helped build some of the cabins at Camp Shalom. Dale enjoyed volunteering for the Miss Iowa Organization for over 20 years; the Bix registration and starting line, he marshalled for the John Deere Classic, for 5 years he did visits for the Red Cross for local home fires and a 2-week followup for hurricane Sandy and is the treasurer for DARE. He enjoyed playing, watching and attending golf tournaments, including the Arnold Palmer Invitation Tournament in 2013. Dale and Shirley loved to travel. They had visited 43 State Capitols, Washington, D.C., 10 Presidential Libraries, 3 Space Shuttles, over 20 National Parks and many trips to WDW.

Dale was an avid Hawkeye fan and loved Hawkeye football, basketball and wrestling. He attended several Bowl Games, including the 2005 Capitol One Bowl with Brian and they witnessed “The Catch” together.

Dale loved being a Grandpa, watching them play and laugh. He loved having Evan read to him and letting Evan "help" with projects around Brian and Emily's house.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years Shirley; and son Brian (Emily) Dose and his grandchildren Evan(6½) and Leah(2) of Coralville. He was preceded in death by his parents.

We want to thank the nurses at Genesis West Oncology for their constant care, support and compassion. They are angels on earth.

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