Dale Breitkreutz age 85 of rural Belview passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 at his home. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 13 at Grace Lutheran Church in Belview. Visitation is 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial is in the Belview City Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dale Ervin Breitkreutz was born February 8, 1931 to Ervin and Edith (Sultvig) Breitkreutz at their home in Flora Township near Renville, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Matthew’s (Flora) Lutheran Church near Renville. Dale attended country school through 8th grade, then furthered his education in Renville with the class of 1949. He was united in marriage to June Albu on October 20, 1951. Together they began their life-long career of farming in the Belview Area. June passed away on April 11, 2005. Blessed be her memory. Dale was united in marriage to Carrol Hanson on June 3, 2006. Together they remained on their farm north of Belview where Dale passed away on July 7, 2016 surrounded by his family at the age of 85 years, 4 months, and 29 days. Dale was an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Belview where he served on the Church Council. He was also a member of Belview Booster Club and Belview Snofliers. Some of Dale’s favorite things to do were spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed farming, fishing, traveling, restoring Farmall tractors, playing cards, and spending time at the lake cabin on Norway Lake. Dale left behind many wonderful memories for his family and friends to hold on to. He will be missed. Blessed be his memory.
Dale is survived by his wife Carrol; sons Doug (Marie) Breitkreutz of Hector, Tom (Pam) Breitkreutz of Belview, Van (Karyol) Breitkreutz of Redwood Falls; daughter Deb (Dean) Enestvedt of Sacred Heart; step daughters Dezra (Bryan) Anderson of San Clemente, CA, Sandy (Jim) Hedstrom of Detroit Lakes, and Holly (Steve) Reigstad of Belview; grandchildren: Ronda (Chad) Folkerts, Ryan (Marlis) Breitkreutz, Travis (Jamie) Breitkreutz, Josh Breitkreutz, Aaron (Tiffany) Breitkreutz, Amber (Ryan) Mann, Stacy (Jeremy) Knott, Christopher (Whitney) Enestvedt, and Cory (Emily) Enestvedt; step grandchildren: Mitch and Scott Anderson, Hunter, Rayanne, and Baylee Hedstrom, Alec and Haylea Reigstad; 20 great grandchildren: Nick, Ashley, Jay, and Kyle Betker, Claire, Cooper, Kassie, Kaden, Kynlee, and Kallen Breitkreutz, Evan, Ian, Owen, and Ashton Mann, Noah and Katelyn Park, Alaina Knott, Ava, Maci, and Bradyen Enestvedt; sister Bonnie Eichorst; sisters-in-law Dorsey Breitkreutz and Beatrice Iverson; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Ervin and Edith Breitkreutz, wife June, brother Paul Breitkreutz, and sister Eunice Graves.