Mary "Betty" Dale

Born in Parnell, IA
Born on Sep 4, 1938
Departed on May 13, 2021

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Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Dale passed away peacefully Thursday May 13, 2021, at Mercy Hospital surrounded by family.

Mass of Catholic Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday May 17, 2021 at St. Patrick Church with Father Ivan Nienhaus officiating.  

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at Cedar Memorial West Chapel, Cedar Rapids. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the ALS Association in honor of her late husband Robert (Bob). “Following the continued proclamations issued by the Governor, physical distancing must be practiced which may require a limited number of people allowed into a visitation at one time and limited seating available at services. The use of facial coverings is strongly encouraged.”

Betty was born September 4, 1938 in Parnell, Iowa to Viola and Joseph Berry. She was united in marriage to Bob Dale on December 29, 1956 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and enjoyed a long and loving marriage.

Betty and Bob were blessed with 3 daughters:Cheri (Bill) Hagmeier of Sevierville, Tennessee, Janice (Greg) Brugman of Solon, Iowa and Judy (Steve) Keiller of Marion, Iowa.

Grandchildren: Travis (Laura) Sheely, Rachel (Patrick) Duffy, Zachary (Kelsey) Brugman, Renee Sheely, Sam (Kayla) Brugman and Mitchell (Emily) Sheely.

Great Grandchildren: Dylan Sheely, Charlotte Brugman, Raven Tyler and Katherine Brugman.

Betty is survived by a brother Robert (Helga) Berry of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Brother-in-laws Bill Dale and Jim Dale and Sister-in-law Joanne (Dennis) Kling.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband Bob along with her parents, brothers Joe (Claire) and Carroll and sister Margaret Ann Knitig.

Betty was a longtime member of St. Patrick Catholic Church where she sang in the choir and volunteered with funeral dinners. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Nelson and the staff at Mercy Hospital for their kind and compassionate care of Mom. She will be in our hearts forever and as Betty would say “Glad you got to see me!”