May 28, 2019


Dale Joseph Langenfeld, 64, of Exira and formerly of Carroll, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019 at Kavanaugh House Hospice in Des Moines.

Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll with Father Steve Brodersen officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll. Online condolences may be left for the family at

 Born Aug. 12, 1954, in Carroll, Iowa, he was a son of Merle and Rita (Schnuetten) Langenfeld. Dale grew up in Carroll and graduated from Kuemper High School. He was married to Linda Feldt following high school, and to this union were born three sons: Jason, Dale Jr. and Joshua. The couple made their home in Wailes, Iowa, where he worked construction as a self-employed contractor. The couple divorced in 1981, and Dale later married Cindy Meissen. They lived in various locations before moving to Exira in 2015. Dale was diagnosed with cancer in March 2019 and fought a courageous battle.

He enjoyed being outdoors and living on his acreage in the timber where he had many social gatherings, flea markets, and raised various livestock.

Dale is survived by his two sons: Dale Langenfeld Jr. of Bellevue, Nebraska, and Josh Langenfeld (Lisa) of Des Moines; four granddaughters: Taylor, Alexis, Sara and Hunter; mother, Rita Langenfeld, of Carroll; two stepsons: Jeremy Phelps (Cathy) of Winterset and Chris Phelps (Kelly) of Van Meter; four step-grandchildren: Montana, Payton, Kylah and Calynn; siblings: Glen Langenfeld (Pat) of Arizona, Mary Viyvan (Jimmy) of Willey, Iowa, Terry Langenfeld (Jennifer) Melvin, Iowa, LuAnn Langenfeld of Minnesota, Sharon Smith (Shane) of Crescent, Iowa, Eileen Langenfeld of Carroll, Theresa Schweers of Glidden, Peggy Klocke (Jeff) of Willey, and Chris Langenfeld of Glidden; and nieces, nephews, and may good friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Merle Langenfeld, and son Jason in 1991.