Dale J. Needham, 83, formerly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and La Crosse died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at the Arbor Springs Nursing Home in West Des Moines, Iowa.
He was born Jan. 9, 1935, in Waukon, Iowa, to Bartley and Katherine (Sweeney) Needham Sr. Dale attended Waukon area schools and married Catherine Hall Dec. 27, 1958, in St. Thomas More Catholic Church in La Crosse. Dale had worked at the Cedar Rapids Airport for 36 years, until retiring. He was also involved in home development and the auto industry and just enjoyed staying busy.
He is survived by four nieces and nephews, Kay (Chuck) Gifford, Jim (Bev) Needham, Deb Broll and Mike (Bridget) Needham; and nieces and nephews on Catherine’s side. He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine in 2001; a brother, Bart; and his parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. The Rev. Peter Raj will officiate. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the time of services Thursday at the church.
The Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services of La Crosse are in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook is available at www.schumacher-kish.com.