Dale Waligorski age 88 passed away Monday December 7, 2020 at Oelwein Health Care Center. He was born in Fairbank Iowa to parents Paul and Bertha (Braun) Waligorski on November 30, 1932. The youngest of four children, the family lived and farmed just East of Fairbank. Dale graduated from Fairbank High School. After graduation he attended Upper Iowa University and graduated after three years with a degree in Biology.
The Army came a
calling and Dale spent the next two years being a clerk. He spent 18 months
overseas in Germany. He was honorably discharged from service and began his
teaching career teaching Junior and Senior High Science in Geneva. His teaching
career would take him to Dunkerton and eventually to the Waco School District,
Wayland, Iowa, where he taught until his retirement.
teaching career he coached basketball and baseball. One of his fondest memories
was beating Waterloo East on one night and then beating Oelwein the next night.
A pretty big deal for the little school of Dunkerton. During the summer months,
Dale managed the Fairbank Pool for many years.
retirement he returned to his hometown of Fairbank. In his spare time Dale
enjoyed fishing and watching ballgames. He was an avid gardener and also owned
rental properties which kept him busy with maintenance and repairs.
Dale moved to
assisted living in Fairbank on Labor Day weekend in 2012. He became a resident
of Oelwein Care Center on December 8, 2012 and remained there until his
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, sister Doris Kaufman on September 30, 1996; sister Arlene Waligorski on January 22, 2004; and sister Lucile Geske on July 13, 2004; brother-in-law Arnold Geske on September 24, 2020. Left to celebrate his life are his nephew’s and niece’s: James Kaufman Jr., Des Moines; Jeffrey (Sharon) Geske, Peoria, IL; Elizabeth (Robert) Arnold, Sherburn, MN; and Jane (Kurt) Domeyer, Fairbank; and brother-in-law James Kaufman, Sr., West Union.
wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Oelwein Care Center for
treating Dale like a member of their family since 2012.
Dale will be laid
to rest alongside his parents and sister Arlene in the Fairbank City Cemetery.
A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorials in
honor of Dale may be directed to Oelwein Care Center, 600 7th Street
SE, Oelwein, IA 50662
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