Joseph “Dale” Muellenberg, 82, of Redfield, SD passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Community Memorial Hospital Avera in Redfield. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., with family present, on Tuesday, August 3 at Hyke Funeral Home in Redfield. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 4 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Redfield. Burial will be at a later date.
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Joseph “Dale” Muellenberg was born on May 16, 1939 in Aberdeen, SD to Joseph Sr. and Elizabeth (Eschenbaum) Muellenberg. He graduated from Redfield High School in 1957 and married his high school sweetheart, Dianne Remily, in 1959. They raised seven children together as he worked as a house painter throughout North and South Dakota. Dale enjoyed raising and showing his prized rabbits at local and state fairs and competitions, pestering his grandchildren, and snacking in his recliner. He will be dearly missed by his family and community.
Dale is survived by his wife, Dianne; children: Debbie (John) Rowden of Wahpeton, ND, Denise (Jack) Plecity of Abercrombie, ND, Daniel Muellenberg, Donna (Michael) Byrum, and Darcy (Curt) Dykstra, all of Redfield, Dean (Tim Kiser) Muellenberg of Gilbert, AZ, and Deanna (Chuck Hagan) Muellenberg of Chamberlain, SD; brother Gordon of Redfield; sister-in-law Helen Muellenberg of Redfield; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his father, mother, brothers: Wallace, Lavern, Richard, and Donald; one granddaughter, Sandra Werner; and one great-granddaughter, Alice Dianne Oxley.
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