Dale Chester Tigges, the son of Chester and Evelyn (Koch) Tigges was born August 4, 1947 in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in the Peterson, IA area, where he attended school, graduating from Sioux Valley in 1965. Dale then went on to Buena Vista University, graduating in 1969.
Dale enlisted in the United States Army in 1969 and served until his Honorable Discharge. He worked as a lab tech in Sioux City, IA, before moving back to Peterson, where he worked for WitCo and then as a machinist at T&D until his retirement. He enjoyed watching golf, fishing, being of the farm and working in his shop.
Dale passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Ennoble Nursing Home in Dubuque, IA at the age of 73. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Left to cherish his memory are his sister, Sharon (Rod) Peters of Asbury, IA; one niece, Michelle Stefani of Beacon, NY; 2 nephews, Jeff and Mike Walz of Dubuque, IA; 2 great-nieces; 5 great-nephews; 3 great-great-nieces; and many friends.