Dale Schenkelberg
1937 - 2020
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Dale Schenkelberg

Des Moines - Dale Schenkelberg, 82, of Des Moines, IA, passed away on Tuesday evening, May 5, 2020 in Columbus, OH. He was born on June 13, 1937 in Spencer, IA.

Dale "Butch" graduated from Spencer High School in 1955. He served in the United States Navy and attended Drake University. He was a former news director at KICD radio, former president of the Spencer Junior Chamber and worked in publishing with Meredith Corporation. After taking early retirement following 32 years at Meredith, he opened Chapters, a coffee shop located in the Urbandale library.

Dale was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan. He was privileged to play some of the best golf courses in the United States. Dale was an avid dog owner. He enjoyed spending time with his children, their spouses and his grandchildren.

Dale is survived by three children: Perry Schenkelberg, Kim (Ken) Lawson, Tony (Carlie) Fitzgerald in addition to six grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his siblings, Robbie and Annie.

Dale was known for his wit and laughter. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Due to current health restrictions, a gathering for family and friends will be held later this summer in Des Moines, IA. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Iowa State Fraternal Order of Eagles 109, 6567 Bloomfield Rd., Des Moines, IA, 50320.

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Published in the Des Moines Register from May 19 to May 21, 2020.
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May 23, 2020
May you RIP Dale
Cathy/Denny O'Tool
May 22, 2020
I worked for several years for Dale as his secretary at Meredith Corporation in Des Moines. He was both a friend and mentor to me and I will always remember him. He was an important part of my life.
May 22, 2020
I worked for Dale for several years while working at Meredith Corporation as his secretary. He was a great influence in my life and a mentor and friend to me. I will always remember him. Prayers to his family during this time. He was full of life. He will be missed by many. Tammy Blakeley
Tammy Blakeley
May 22, 2020
Tammy Blakeley
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