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Dale Newgard, 1936-2019

Funeral services for Dale Newgard of Albert Lea will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church, Albert Lea. The Rev. Jennifer Gonsalves will officiate. Friends may visit with family one hour before services at the church. His years of service with be recognized with military honors by Albert Lea veterans organizations.

Dale Newgard

Dale died suddenly Wednesday, May 29,  2019, in Worth County. He was 83.

Frederick Dale Newgard, always known as Dale, was born Feb. 18, 1936, in Albert Lea, the son of Loren and Edna (Hartz) Newgard. Dale attended Hartland Schools and then graduated from New Richland High School.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1954 until his honorable discharge in 1958.

Dale was united in marriage to Arlyne Langlie on Sept. 3, 1960, in Ellendale. They made Albert Lea their home and to this union three children were born, Tammy, Tim and Vickie.

He began his career in sales at Coca Cola Co., then continued at Hiland Potato Chips. He later transitioned to over-the-road trucking, working for Wilson & Co. and Murphy Trucking, later retiring from Yellow Freight.

Dale was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and had been active with the American Legion. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed following the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Twins, but mostly all activities that involved his grandchildren.

Dale will be greatly missed by his family: wife, Arlyne, of Albert Lea; his children and their families: Tammy (Brian) Jarnagin of Ames, Iowa, and their family Dr. Stephanie (Dr. Brian) Grondahl and Laina and Blaine, Alex Jarnagin, Tim Newgard (Terri Schifferle) and Emma of Corcoran, and Vickie (John) Newell of Ames and children Hannah and Colin; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Elizabeth Newgard of Bloomington and Orville and Mavis Langlie of Ellendale; and nieces and nephews.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Lowell “Dean” Newgard.

Dale never knew a stranger as he always welcomed and engaged others into his world. His positivity, keen sense of humor and fun-loving nature made him someone difficult to forget. Blessed be his memory!