Dale Sabers

Obituary of Dale Sabers

Dale J. Sabers, 51, of Rickardsville died Monday, August 7, 2017, at home surrounded by his  loving family.

Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, August 13, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rickardsville where parish vigil service will be held at closing of visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 14, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rickardsville with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. Noah Diehm will officiate.

Dale was born March 25, 1966, in Dubuque, the son of Bill and Judy (Fagan) Sabers. Dale graduated from Iowa State University.  He married his college sweetheart Sheila K. Wilgenbusch on October 13, 1990, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rickardsville. 

Dale became part of the Cottingham & Butler team in 2001 and led the Risk Management Safety Consultant Services.   He was dedicated to his work and most importantly he was devoted to his family.  Dale’s most cherished time was spent with family and friends, especially watching his sons compete in various sports.

Dale’s passion in fishing led him to yearly family vacations in Ely, MN and his many Canadian fly-in fishing trips with his buddies.  Although his life on earth ended too soon, he used his moments to be present to his family and friends. His boys worked beside him, learning a variety of skills and strong values, and were taught how to be conscientious, caring men.

Surviving are his wife, Sheila, two sons: Hunter and Noah, parents: Bill and Judy Sabers of Dubuque, siblings: Curt Sabers of Central City, Brian (Sue) Sabers of Durango, Alan Sabers of Dubuque, in-laws: Barb (Jerry) Roling of Dubuque, Dale (Sue) Wilgenbusch of Rickardsville, Vickie (Brian) Moore of Windsor, CO, Dean (Amy) Wilgenbusch of Dubuque, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents –in-law Jim and Betty (Gansemer) Wilgenbusch.

A Dale J. Sabers memorial fund has been established, memorials are preferred. 


Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.


Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.