1945-2012

Dale C. Beidler, 67, of Auburn, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 19, at Zion Lutheran Church in Auburn with Pastor Craig Zandi officiating.  Friends may call at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 4 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a prayer service held at 7 p.m.  Visitation will resume at the church after 8:30 a.m. Thursday.  Organist for the service will be Ed Ludwig.  Congregational hymns will be “Amazing Grace,” “Eagles Wings” and “How Great Thou Art”.  Casket bearers will be Jace Hartl, Cory Beidler, Jordan Beidler, Craig O’Tool, Eric O’Tool and Ronald Hawes.  Honorary casket bearers will be Fran Bolster, Jeff Schweering, Gary Tigges, Ron Wenck, Chris Thompson and Brian Origer.       

Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery near Auburn. Online condolences may be left at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com

Born Jan. 21, 1945, in Carroll, he was a son of William Sr. and Golda (Caywood) Beidler.  He grew up in Lidderdale and graduated from Carroll High School.  Following high school he worked at Paul and Wayne’s as a tank wagon driver.  He then worked for Rohlin Construction as a front end loader, and he recently worked for Regency Park in maintenance retiring in May 2010.  He was married to LaDonna Tingle on March 2, 1964, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll.  LaDonna died April 8, 1990.  He married Linda O’Tool on Dec. 19, 1988 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll.  

The couple lived in Carroll and later made their home in Auburn. Dale was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Auburn and Carroll Moose Lodge. He enjoyed playing cards, sightseeing, camping and fishing with his grandchildren, and Red Solo Cup socializing.

He is survived by his wife Linda of Auburn; three daughters: Jodi Reeder and her husband Steve of Dickson City, Pa., Brenda Schwictenberg of Columbus, Neb., Kelly Hawes and husband Ronald of Ridgecrest, Calif.; four sons: Jeff Beidler and his wife Jeanne of Bouton, Iowa, Brian Beidler and his wife Kim of Carroll, Craig O’Tool of Mesa, Ariz., and Eric O’Tool and his wife Jessica of Mesa, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren: Jace Hartl, Kelsey Beidler, Cory Beidler, Jordan Beidler, Maggie Beidler, Elizabeth Beidler, Jarott Hawes, Alexis O’Tool, Skylar O’Tool, and Dawson Beidler; his father-in-law Leonard Fischer of Carroll; two sisters: Betty Morris of Panora, Iowa, and Pam Borst of Mesa, Ariz.; two brothers: William Beidler Jr. and his wife Colleen of Carroll and Don Beidler and his wife Jane of Carroll; a sister-in-law Lola Tigges and her husband Gary of Coon Rapids; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and his Yorkshire terrier Amber.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law Dick Morris, and his mother-in-law Lucille Fischer.