Dale Larry Conn was born April 16, 1944 in Thayer, Iowa, at home, to Ivan and Opal (Glazebrook) Conn. He was welcomed home by Doris, Bob, Helen, Dick, Irene, Maurice, and Marian. The family moved around the Afton area over the years. He graduated from East Union High School in 1962. He moved to Omaha, Nebraska where he attended CE School of Commerce. He did go on to Bellevue University in Bellevue, NE and earned his Bachelors in Accounting over a period of 10 years, going to night school. He worked for Schollman Bros Plumbing, Construction Service Equipment, Hamilton Plumbing, SuperAmerica, Case, Decatur County and Hamburg Hospitals, and Gottsch Company. While in Omaha, he met Diane Dittman on a blind date and they married June 15, 1968 at First Lutheran Church in Mount Ayr. They were blessed with two children; Angela Marie in 1971 and Jason Matthew in 1979. They lived in Pacific Junction, Henderson, Leon, Iowa and Los Lunas, New Mexico; moving to Mount Ayr in 2007. After they moved to Mount Ayr when he retired, he began substitute teaching at East Union, Bedford, and Central Decatur schools for the next five years.
Dale loved to read and watch his westerns and old movies. He gardened as long as his health permitted. He enjoyed his grandkids and was a good husband and father.
Dale passed away on January 21, 2019 in his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Opal Conn; his in-laws, Donna and Jim Dittman; his siblings and their spouses; his son Jason Matthew in 2018; and granddaughter Rosalyn Clarke in 2006.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Diane; his daughter Angela (Kevin) Clarke of Stuart and their children, Justin and Lacie Clarke and grandsons Avery and Ashton Conn of Mount Ayr; brother-in-law Bill (Carol) Dittman of Killdeer, North Dakota; special nephew Paul Conn of Arlington, NE; numerous nieces and nephews; and two cousins Florence Willetts and Ruby Stephens.
Per Dale's wishes, he has been cremated and there are no services scheduled.