Dale LaMoyne Stiff, 90, formerly of Tipton, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, while living as a resident in the Wilton Retirement Community. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at First United Church of Christ. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church prior to the funeral service. Burial will take place at a later date in the Rochester Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Dale LaMoyne Stiff was born Jan. 7, 1927, in Cedar County, to Adam Clayton Stiff and Elsie Mae Christian Stiff. He attended school in Rochester and was a 1944 graduate of Springdale High School. He then completed the Army Specialized Training Reserve Program at Coe College in March 1945. Dale served his country in the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II in Okinawa.
Dale returned to Tipton and was united in marriage to Emogene Wehde on July 24, 1949, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. After attending automotive school in Chicago, he worked for Miller Motor Co. Dale, with his brother, Bill, owned and operated Stiff's Body Shop, then later with his son, Doug, until Dale retired.
Dale and Emogene enjoyed dancing, fishing, camping and spending winters in Texas. Dale was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Tipton, where he served on several boards. He was a life member of the Tipton Moose Lodge, where he served as secretary. He also was a member of the American Legion.
Dale is survived by wife, Emogene of Tipton; sons, Doug (Kim) Stiff of Tipton, Kim (Karen) Stiff of Tipton and Scott (Lori) Stiff of Wellsville, Kan.; daughter, LuAnn (Doug) Davis of Tipton; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Joyce McLearn of Montrose, Jeneane Stiff of Tipton and Sharon Stiff of Rochester.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bill, Donald and Joe Stiff; and sister, Lela "Toots" Slach.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the caring staff at Wilton Retirement Community and Iowa City Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wilton Retirement Community or Iowa City Hospice.