Dale LeRoy Dye, 82, went home to be with the Lord on February 2, 2019.
Dale was born in Blair, Kansas, the son of Kenneth and Anna Mary (Peterson) Dye. He attended elementary school in Missouri and after moving to Cedar Falls with his parents, he attended junior high and high school at the Cedar Falls Campus School. He received a BA from Iowa State Teachers College in 1958. On October 17, 1958, he married Betty Bradshaw at Hagerman Baptist Church in Waterloo. He took a teaching position with the Waverly-Shellrock School System where he taught high school biology and was the assistant wrestling coach. After eight years, he returned to State College of Iowa and received his MA. He then took a teaching position with the Iowa City School system where he taught biology at City High for one year while West High was under construction. He moved to West High and taught biology for 30 years and was the assistant wrestling coach. He retired in 1998, after 39 years of teaching.
Dale became an Eagle Scout in 1950, and he served in the Navy Reserves from 1954-1962. Dale also loved to watch college and high school sports. Wrestling, football and basketball were his favorites. And he was an avid Hawkeye fan.
Dale was active with youth groups in the church and would load his car with kids taking them to Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. He also started a city-wide youth group called Iowa City Christian Youth (ICCY). Although he was quiet about his faith, he loved his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and had a deep concern for others.
Dale is survived by his wife Betty, son Dalyn (Liz), daughters Bobette (Lang) and Tiffany (Doug), five grandsons, one great-granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter, Steffany.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Private family services will be held with burial at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation in Dale’s memory. To share a thought, memory or condolence with his family, please visit the funeral home website at www.gayandciha.com.