In Memory of Lou Dale Sales
Died: November 27, 2020
Lou Dale Sales, age 99, of Battle Creek, Iowa, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society of Holstein, Iowa.
A Private Family Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 01, 2020, at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. The Reverend Kevin J. Freese will officiate. Committal Services follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, Iowa. A visitation (family not present) will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Monday, November 30, 2020, at the First Presbyterian Church, of Battle Creek, Iowa.
A recording of Lou Dale's service will be available to view via the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa, Facebook page in the afternoon on December 01, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the governor’s proclamation, masks are mandatory and social distancing guidelines apply during all services. During the visitation the rule of 15 will be followed please plan accordingly.
The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com
Lou Dale Sales, the son of Louis Arthur and Margaret (Rief) Sales, was born on July 12, 1921, at the home of his paternal grandparents near Crescent, Iowa, in Pottawatomie County. He lived in the Honey Creek area until the age of two when his parents moved to Decatur, Nebraska. His family farmed on Holman’s Island surrounded by Lake Quinnebaugh and the Missouri River.
On the island, Lou Dale attended school through the 8th grade and then began helping on the farm which instilled his hard-working ethic. As a youngster he loved to sing, roller-skate and dance. The family raised Shetland ponies which led to his love of horses.
Lou Dale along with his parents, five sisters: Waunitta, Kathern, Ina, Margaret, LaVohn, and brother Kenneth remained on the island until he was 19 years old. At that time the family relocated to Woodbine, Iowa. It was there that he met and married Helen Pryor on February 26, 1944. The couple moved to Battle Creek, Iowa, in 1945 and raised their family of five girls: Jeannette, Barbara, Diane, Charlotte, and Karen “Corky”.
Lou’s adult life was spent farming and raising livestock. He proudly raised cattle from the time he was 11 years old to age 73. He continued to be involved in farming until his death at the age of 99.
During retirement, Lou Dale and Helen enjoyed playing cards, golfing, skiing, traveling, and especially dancing. They stole the show on the dance floor as they were terrific dancers.
Survivors include his daughters: Jeannette (Richard) Ott, Barbara Meier, Diane (Tom) Castle, Charlotte (Bill) Uhl, and Karen “Corky” Blackmore; grandchildren: Kevin Ott, Susan (Calvin) Carver, Sandra (Bill) Allen, Sherri (Kel) Anderson, Shelli (Jason) Dannenberg, Michael (Heidi) Meier, Adam (Randi) Castle, Jeana (Layne) Todd, Matthew (Sandy) Castle, Sarah (Micah) Gitlan, Lori (Darrin) Roeder, Lisa (Bryan) Quirk, Sean (Tamie) Blackmore, and Shannon (Jenny) Blackmore; 32 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; son-in-law Darwin Blackmore; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Lou Dale was preceded in death by his parents Louis Arthur and Margaret Sales; wife Helen Sales; brother Kenneth Sales; sisters: Ina Maxwell, Waunitta Kinning, Margaret “Midge” Austin, Kathern “Katie” Kessler, and LaVohn “Bonnie” Tietsort; grandson Lynn Ott; great-granddaughter Lindsey Quirk; great-grandsons Smith and Wesson Blackmore; son-in-law Richard Meier; brothers-in-law: Orman Kinning, Duane Maxwell, Lyle Tietsort, and Harold Austin; and nephews Ivan “Butch” Kinning and Larry “Joe” Maxwell.
Private Family Funeral Service
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, IA
Rev. Kevin J. Freese
Susan (Ott) Carver
Sandra (Ott) Allen
Jeana (Castle) Todd
Sarah (Castle) Gitlan
Lori (Uhl) Roeder
Lisa (Uhl) Quirk
Sherri (Meier) Anderson
Shelli (Meier) Dannenberg
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, November 30, 2020
First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa
"The Lord's Prayer" by Sherri (Meier) Anderson
"How Great Thou Art" by Sherri (Meier) Anderson
"Woodchoppers Ball" Instrumental Selection
Mount Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, Iowa
Just a couple of old friends from the past.”
we were saddened to read of Lou Dale's death. He and Helen were a joy to know and visit with when they visited the bank where I worked in Schleswig. He had lots of "stories" to tell and always a joke and a smile. He always seemed to know the latest news and always a smile and good word. May our Dear Lord wrap His arms around each of you and grant you His eternal Peace as He has both your Mom and Dad there with Him in Heaven where we are promised to see them again when we reach our real home in Heaven. God Bless all of you.
Loren and Janice Jepsen”
I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He was truly a larger than life figure to me. I always enjoyed the interaction he had with all his daughters.He lived a wonderful and full life. We all can hope to do as well. I’m truly sorry for your loss.