Dale F.  Madison
Dale F. Madison

April 6, 1933 - September 14, 2022
Born in Johnston, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Dale F. Madison was born April 6, 1933, to Robert Madison and Mabel Thompson Madison at home in Johnston, IA. He passed away peacefully, with his son Jeff by his side, at MercyOne Medical Center on September 14, 2022, of natural causes.

Dale attended Johnston schools. He worked for multiple companies and had many years of service with Penn-Dixie cement plant where he started as a laborer and worked his way up to be the head class A repairman. When Penn-Dixie closed, the packing house was sold and Dale and other employees were hired to run the cement silos for shipping and receiving which he did until he retired.

Dale married his high school sweetheart, Delores May Wolfe, in 1950; they were married for 58 years and had three children.

Dale enjoyed traveling, working around his house and yard, and helping people in any way he could. He enjoyed socializing with friends and family, especially his grandchildren. His home with his wife was known as a sanctuary; they offered food, comfort, and a place to stay for many people.

Dale is survived by three children, Steve (Mary) Madison of West Des Moines, Jeff Madison of West Des Moines, and Pam (Lou) Flemming of Cannon Falls, MN; three grandchildren, Melissa Madison, Jeff Madison, and Kristin Flemming; and four great-grandchildren.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; nine siblings; his wife Delores, and four grandchildren, Nicholas Flemming, Sean Flemming, Jennifer Madison, and Amy Madison Polich.

The family will receive visitors at Iles Westover Chapel, 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50322 on Friday September 23, 2022 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 24th at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Jordan Cemetery.

Online condolences will be welcomed at

Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel.





Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, September 23, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Saturday, September 24, 2022
11:00 AM
Jordan Cemetery
3500 Fuller Road
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Saturday, September 24, 2022