Hamilton County


Pvt. Dale Sidney Engelby




Dale Sidney Engelby was born May 3, 1926 to Joseph and Hope Cottington Engelby. He died Feb. 12, 2005 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Jewell, IA.

Pvt. Engelby served with the U.S. Army in World War II in the European Theatre. He was a participant in the Battle of the Bulge.


Dale Engelby, age 78, of Jewell died at his home Saturday, February 12, 2005. Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2005 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth with military rites by the Story City American Legion Post. Friends may call Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Becker Funeral Home in Jewell.

Dale Sidney Engelby was born May 3, 1926 near Stanhope to Joe and Hope (Cottington) Engelby. He grew up in the Stanhope area, graduating from Stanhope High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Army during World War Two in the European Theatre and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. Following the war, Dale returned to the Stanhope area and farmed. He had also been a truck driver for Hove Truck Line and worked for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. Dale operated the Longhorn Lounge in Jewell. Following retirement, he summered in Jewell enjoying his grandchildren and wintered in Arizona. Dale was a member of the American Legion Lafayette Post in Story City.

Dale is survived by his sons, Terry Engelby and Jeff Engelby both of Jewell, and Bradley Engelby of Ames; grandchildren, Cassidy, Curtis, Chris, and Cayla; two brothers, Duane Engelby of Stanhope and Rick Engelby of Phoenix, Arizona and two sisters, Doris Rohling of Phoenix, Arizona and Mary Jo Johnson of Stratford. His parents preceded him in death.

Source: South Hamilton Record News, Jewell, IA - Feb. 16, 2005