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Dale Mueggenberg

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Dale Mueggenberg, 77, of Breda, died Sunday, April 26, 2021, at his home near Breda.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 29, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breda. The celebrant will be Father Timothy Friedrichsen. Music will be by Marilyn Hundling and the St. Bernard choir. Lector will be Rachel Nurse. Honorary casket bearers will be Dale’s grandchildren: Noah Heuton, Rachel Nurse, Amanda Mueggenberg, Nick Mueggenberg, Blake Brightwell, Reese Brightwell, Michael Mueggenberg, Claire Mueggenberg, Ashley Mueggenberg and Jacob Weston. Casket bearers will be Dale’s grandchildren: Andrew Nurse, Brandon Heuton, Alex Heuton; and Dale’s sons-in-law: Paul Heuton, Brad Brightwell and Steve Nurse. Burial will be at the parish cemetery. Those in attendance at the Mass are required to wear face coverings and abide by social-distancing guidelines.

A livestream of Dale’s funeral Mass will be available on Christ the King Facebook page at

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Sharp Funeral Home in Breda. There will be no public visitation prior to the Mass on Thursday morning.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Anthony Regional Hospital or the St. Anthony Cancer Center.

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of Sharp Funeral Home in Breda, and online condolences may be left for Dale’s family at

Dale, a son of Gerhard and Evelyn (Krogman) Mueggenberg was born on June 8, 1943, on the family farm near Arcadia. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from St. Bernard Catholic High School in Breda in 1961. After his formal education Dale was employed as a farmhand. After a few years he moved to their current residence west of Breda where Dale began his own grain and livestock farming operation.

On April 24, 1965, Dale married Arlene Haverman at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Roselle, with Father Victor Ramaeker presiding. The couple made their home on the farm where Dale continued his farming operation until 2006 when he retired. After retirement, Dale continued to help his brothers farm as needed. He also worked for Wittry’s Plumbing and Crop Production Services for several years.

Over the years Dale enjoyed, fishing, hunting, bowling, watching westerns, camping with his family, and short vacations especially to Branson. Dale’s greatest joy was his grandkids and watching them in their many activities. Dale also enjoyed socializing in many ways, but playing cards was a favorite way to socialize. Dale had a deep faith and was active at St. Bernard Parish serving as a Eucharistic minister and being a part of the choir for several years.

Dale is survived by his wife of 56 years: Arlene Mueggenberg, of Breda; children: Lori (Steve) Nurse of Ankeny, Bonnie (Paul) Heuton of Carroll, Dan (Stacy) Mueggenberg of West Des Moines, Larry Mueggenberg of Kearney, NE, and Marcy (Brad) Brightwell of Urbandale; 13 grandchildren; siblings: Jane Peter of Dedham, JoAnn Gehling of Carroll, Ken (Louayne) Mueggenberg of Carroll, Ruth (Gordon) Thomson of Port Angeles, Washington, Linda Gehling of Carroll, Gary (Pat) Mueggenberg of Lake View, Richard (Marilyn) Mueggenberg of Arcadia, Mary (Randy) Grossman of Carroll, Alvin (Sue) Mueggenberg of Arcadia, Darrell (Renee) Mueggenberg of Arcadia, and Neil (Marlene) Mueggenberg of Pahrump, Nevada; sisters-in-law: Cindy Mueggenberg of Carroll, Nancy Mueggenberg of Breda, Bernice Mueggenberg of Sac City, Leona (John) Mueggenberg of Breda, Alvina (Allen) Thelen of Anita, Marian (Bob) Sturm of Ankeny and Janet (Ron) Brincks of Roselle; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his children Becky and Billy; grandchild Zachary Heuton; parents: Gerhard and Evelyn Mueggenberg; father- and mother-in-law: Lawrence and Mary Haverman; brothers: Ronald Mueggenberg and Mark Mueggenberg; and brothers-in-law Bob Peter, Bob Gehling, Carl Gehling and Laverne Mueggenberg.

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