Dale Eugene Insko was born October 4, 1928, to Merrill and Elsie (Peterson) Insko of Rockwell City, IA. He had a happy childhood raised on the family farms. He loved being outdoors and roaming the nearby fields and trees.
His education began by walking one and a half miles to a one room country school. Later the family moved to a farm west of Knierim and he completed his education at Greenfield No. 3 township school. He graduated from Manson High School in 1947. He attended Iowa State College one quarter before returning to farming. He was in the Army National Guard for six years. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. He was united in marriage to Gaye Gingerich on Nov. 6, 1949. That marriage lasted over 60 years until her death on Mar. 29, 2010. Dale and Gaye enjoyed travelling and fishing in their retirement years. After the age of 80, he skydived three times. Once by himself, once with his daughter, and once with his sister Joy.
He continued farming for over 40 years. He loved fishing, hunting, and especially his Canada fishing trips with his son and grandsons. He dearly loved his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Dale was united in marriage with Peggy (Vanderhoff) Meier on Nov. 17, 2018.
He is survived by his wife Peggy Insko; son Rich (Marge) Insko; sisters Joy Darling and Sharon Helgeland; five grandchidren and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Gaye; daughter Gladys; infant brother Cassius Merrill; and sister Shirley Hoag.
He fulfilled a lifelong dream of owning his own fishing pond in 2017, for him and his family to enjoy.
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