Dale H. Noyes, age 90 of Marengo, Iowa, formerly of rural Victor, died Friday, January 17, 2014 at Rose Haven Nursing Home, Marengo. Funeral Services: 10:00 A.M. Monday, January 20, 2014, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, with Rev. Diane Miller and Brother Doug Dauenbaugh officiating. Burial will be in the Koszta Cemetery, rural Marengo with military honors. Visitation: 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Memorials may be contributed to the Iowa County Historical Society or Lake Iowa Nature Center.
Dale is survived by his wife Shirley; two sons, Dale Jr. (Mary Jo) of Pekin, IL, and John (Pam) of Marengo; four granddaughters, Stephanie (Michael) Davis of Crestwood, KY, Jennifer (Greg) Larimore of LaGrange, KY, Lorna (Dave) Wilt of Peoria Heights, IL, and Carla Inman of Belle Plaine; and eleven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three stepsons, Dan, Richard and Gary Bazyn. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Jane, a grandson Charles Noyes, the son of John and Rosemary, and a sister Netha Meyer.
Dale Henry Noyes was born January 21, 1923 in rural Victor, Iowa, the son of Henry and Gladys Croft Noyes. He lived with his parents on the farm settled by his great-grandfather Mason Ingraham. He graduated from Marengo High School with the Class of 1941. Dale married Jane Furlong on March 10, 1943 at the Methodist Parsonage in Ladora. To this union two sons were born, Dale Jr. and John. She passed away in 1994. He married Shirley Gensley Bazyn on January 20, 1996. The couple lived on the family farm until May 2012, when they moved to Marengo.
Dale served in the U.S. Marine Corp from June 1944 to March 1946. He served in the Pacific Theatre, and was wounded during the Battle of Iwo Jima, and received the Purple Heart and other service medals. Upon his discharge Dale returned to Iowa County and farmed until his retirement in 1985. He also worked for Simmons Motor Company in Marengo, in the Parts Department for many years.
Dale was very active in his community. He served on the Iowa County Board of Supervisors, and the Board of the Iowa County Park, south of Ladora. He was a trustee for Honey Creek Township, a member of the Victor American Legion, and was active with the Iowa County Historical Society. He was an original member of the Iowa County Conservation Board and was a promoter of the new Lake Iowa Nature Center. Having lived in Iowa County his whole life, Dale knew most people in the area. He had a quick wit and a wonderful sense of humor. Playing cards was a favorite pastime. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping, and he and Shirley were members of the Good Sam Camping Club.
He also was a member of the Koszta United Methodist Church.