Funeral Services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Dale E. Degen, 76, a resident of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 2618 Boies Avenue, Davenport. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport. There will be a prayer service at 4:00 p.m. and the family will begin to greet friends around 4:30 p.m. Dale passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Street surrounded by his family.
Dale Edmund Degen was born on May 13, 1936 in Iowa City, Iowa, a son of Edmund and Claudean (Montgomery) Degen. He graduated from St. Ambrose Academy in 1955. He was united in marriage to Coral Conard on October 20, 1956 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davenport. They have shared over 56 years of marriage together.
Dale was a fireman with the Davenport Fire Department for 32 years retiring in 1996. He also owned and operated Northwest Davenport Roofing Company. After his retirement, Dale stayed busy working as a ranger at Glynn’s Creek Golf Course, Long Grove. He also worked for the Scott County Sheriff’s Department in transportation. He was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.
Dale enjoyed fishing and golfing. He loved his family and was very proud of his grandchildren. Dale was proud to be a blood donor as well. He was a member of the 12-gallon Club.
Memorials may be made to Birthright of Davenport.
Surviving Dale are his wife, Coral; children, Dawn (Darrell) Harris, Davenport, Kevin (Mary Kay) Degen, Canton, GA, Ann (Vince) Grisham, Buffalo, IA and Brad (Sandie) Degen, Swisher, IA; 11 grandchildren, Chad (Heidi) Harris, Cory Harris, Christina Degen, Cayla Degen, Eric Degen, Justin (Katie) Choate, Joel (Katie) Choate, Ryan Choate, Bryce Grisham, Lance Degen, and Landon Degen; 5 great-grandchildren, Alyse Harris, Carlee Harris, Greyson Choate, Cleary Choate and Keagan Choate; brothers-in-law, Edward “Skip” Conard, Dale (Laurie) Conard, Dennis (Vickie) Conard; and sister-in-law, Claudia (Ray) Mueller, all of Davenport He was preceded in death by his parents. May they rest in peace.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Dale’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.