Obituary of Allan L. Ertl
Allan L. Ertl, 86, of Dyersville passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.
Visitation will be held from 8:30 – 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17 , 2023 at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Chris Podhajsky will officiate.
Allan was born on March 6, 1937, in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Fred Sr. and Gertrude (Sauser) Ertl. He married Ruth Wedewer. He later married Susan Steffen-Ertl on October 9, 1993, in Dyersville.
He grew up in Dubuque and graduated from Loras Academy. He moved to Dyersville in 1959 when his family began the Ertl Company in Dyersville. He retired from Ertl Company and started Ertl Lanes, which became Royal Lanes, in Dyersville. Later in life, he loved raising and racing Greyhounds. He enjoyed playing Four Old Lady Solo with his friends each afternoon for over 50 years.
Survivors include his wife, Susan, children: Timothy (Tammy) Ertl , Jeanne (Ken) Lesperance, Susan (Chuck) Collins, all of Dubuque, step-children: Carol (Bill) Meyers of Waverly, Mary (Bruce) Lammers of Dubuque, Teresa (Scott) Burgmeier of East Dubuque, and Jay (Molly) Steffen of Ankeny; grandchildren: Brad, Jason, Emily, Chris, Tricia, Tiffany, Matt, Josh, Emily, Abby, Ben, Jacob, Lucas, Michael, Sam, Teresa, Jake; many great grandchildren; siblings: Joseph (Helen) Ertl of Dyersville, John (Pat) Ertl of Guttenberg, Carol (Mike) Lundergan of Dyersville, sisters-in-laws: Darlene Ertl of Dyersville, Judy Craven and Mary Craven, both of Mason City; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law, Donald and Sis Craven, siblings: Robert Ertl, Fred Jr. (Nancy) Ertl, in-laws: Loras Benn and Jay “Pete” Craven.
Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville is assisting the family and information is available at www.kramerfuneral.com. Memorials may be sent to the family, (in care of Kramer Funeral Home) 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA 52040.