ESTHERVILLE - Funeral services for Rodney Dalen, 57, of Estherville will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Pastor Christine Lang officiating. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Estherville.
He died suddenly on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at Avera Holy Family Health in Estherville.
Rodney James Dalen, the son of Irven and Margaret (Westergard) Dalen, was born Oct. 26, 1955, in Estherville.
Rodney received his education in Estherville schools, graduating from Estherville High School in 1973.
Following high school, Rodney worked for his dad at Dalen Farm Equipment. He then worked for J.D. Webb John Deere, C & L Construction and for the past 23 years he was employed with Superior Elevator. For hobbies, Rodney enjoyed golfing, slow pitch softball, hunting, fishing, his yearly trip to Canada, NASCAR, Minnesota Vikings, story telling and entertaining his nieces and nephews. Uncle Rodney, as referred to by many, loved his family and friends.
Left to cherish Rodney's memory are his mother, Margaret Dalen, of Graettinger; siblings, Irlan (Terry) Dalen of Estherville, Francene Johnson of Sheldon, Larry Dalen of San Diego, Jerry Dalen of Estherville, Marlene (Daniel) Nitchals of Mason City, Ivan (Denise) Dalen of Graettinger and Brenda (Dennis) Moore of Wallingford; nieces and nephews, Aaron (Kristi) Johnson, April (Jerry) Goebel, Jody (Teresa) Dalen, Jason Dalen and his fiance, Nicole Friesner, Haley Dalen, Logan Dalen, Sarah (Jerrad) Dirksen, Samantha Nitchals, Stephanie Dalen and her fiance, Ryan Craig, Michael, Tyler, and Kyle Dalen, Jessica (Mikkel) Mortel, Jennifer Moore and Joe Moore; and many great-nieces and great-nephews and friends.
He has been preceded in death by his father, Irven Dalen, and brother-in-law, James Johnson.
Online condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com.