Dale Buetow

Dale E. Buetow

June 16th, 1933 - September 22nd, 2020
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Dale E. Buetow, age 87, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Prairie Lakes Hospital.

Private family services will be on Monday, September 28, 2020 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Watertown with Father John Fischer and Father Jerome Holtzman officiating. Mask use is suggested.
Becky Lubbers will be the song leader accompanied by Donna Williams.

Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Watertown, SD. Military honors will be conducted by Codington County Post 17 of the American Legion in Watertown and U.S. Navy Funeral Honors.

Pallbearers will be Austin Stau, TJ Junso, Jon, Mason and Spencer Sheehan, and Christopher Haider.

Dale Ewald Buetow, son of Ewald and Hilda (Boeder) Buetow was born in Wright, MN on June 16, 1933. At the age of six he moved with his family to Watertown, SD, where he attended school and farmed with his father.

On January 7, 1956 he married Arlene Sturm at Holy Name Catholic Church. Together they raised seven children, Julie, Lorrie, Mary Jo, Lisa, Michael, Gary and Michelle. On March 7, 1956, Dale entered the United States Navy and served in the Pacific near Pearl Harbor. He was honorably discharged from his military service on February 4, 1957. He served with the South Dakota National Guard for two years. Dale worked at various grain elevators and worked for Watertown Coop Elevator for over 30 years.

He loved taking his kids fishing, ball games and playing cards. After Dale retired, he had coffee every morning with his coffee friends. He enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins but his favorite #1 team was the San Diego Padres as he cheered for his grandson.

Dale is survived by his wife, Arlene; his children, Julie (Richard) Haider of Fargo, ND, Lorrie (Peter) Stau of Minneapolis, MN, Mary Jo (Brian) Junso of Prior Lake, MN, Lisa (Tim) Sheehan and Michael Buetow of Watertown, Gary (Rena) Buetow of Dallas, TX, and Michelle (Randy) Madsen of River Falls, WI; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; his brother, Dean (Sherry) Buetow of Watertown; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ewald and Hilda Buetow; and his parents-in-law, Albert and Frances Sturm.

Arrangements by Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel,
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    Monday September 28th, 2020 |
    Monday September 28th, 2020
    Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
    1009 Skyline Dr.
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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    Private Family services will be held on Monday, September 28, 2020.
    Father John Fischer
  • Interment

    St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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Love, Helen, Tom and TJ Isberg

Posted at 08:03pm
Peace to Arlene and all the Buetow Family.
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Megan & Trent Grisham

Posted at 12:24pm
Wishing I could be there more than anything ~ so grateful for the beautiful life, marriage, & family created by you & Grandpa. All the love to you.
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Tom Bush

Posted at 10:39am
You have my sympathy. Dale was a Great guy. I always enjoyed visiting with him, he was always smiling.

Amy Sowers

Posted at 11:16pm
Deepest sympathy to all of you! He loved talking about all of you when we would visit at family gatherings!! He was a very special guy and will be greatly missed by so many! May God comfort you during this very difficult time! Hugs!

Shirley Spaur

Posted at 11:10pm
I am So Sorry too All of Dale's Family. Enjoyed family stories he told me. He definitely will be missed. Sending my Love too you all.

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