Dale R. Watters

Jun 9, 2020
Watters, Dale news


Memorial Services will be held 11:00 a.m.  Monday, June 15, 2020 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel 



Family will receive friends one hour before the service.


Inurnment will be held in the Garden of Memories Cemetery with Graveside Military Rites  conducted by the Waterloo AMVETS Post #19, Evansdale AMVETS Post #31 and the Iowa National Guard Honor Detail.


may be directed to the family.


Dale R. Watters, 96, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at his home.  He was born May 25, 1924 in Black Hawk County the son of Raleigh and Agnes Faulkner Watters.  He attended Hudson High School.  He married Agnes Rose on April 5, 1947 in Kirksville, MO; she preceded him in death in December of 1984. He married Donna Ann Rose (Rubino) on December 28, 1986 in Waterloo; she preceded him in death on May 4, 2013.

He worked for Rath Packing Company for 36 years, retiring in 1985.  He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII.

Dale was a former member of Grace Methodist Church in Waterloo.  He played basketball at Hudson High School and was on the 1955 Rath State Softball Team.

Survived by: six stepsons, Jack Tharp of Beloit, WI, Jerry Tharp of Grinnell, Frank (Elaine) Rubino of Waterloo, Rick Rubino of Richardson, TX, Garry (Marilyn) Rubino of Mead, OK, Dino (Dawn) Rubino of Waterloo; one step daughters, LuAnn (Mike) Diers of Kyle, TX; many step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: his parents; his two wives, Agnes and Donna; one step daughter, Diana Rubino; one step daughter-in-law, Fredricka Tharp; two sisters, Ethel Aschenbrenner, Ruth Oliphant and four brothers, Gordon, Elvin “Bud”, Pete and Wilber in infancy. 


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  1. Deb Dunn | Jun 15, 2020

    I only knew Dale for a couple of years but we were friends & neighbors. 

    I saw him almost everyday at the mailbox and we always found something to laugh about.

    We  played cards in the community and again, laughed a lot. He never would take me on in scrabble but trounce me often in cards.

     I know he loved his car collection and asked us all at 1 time or another to come in and see his cars. Most of us found a way to contribute another car to his collection.

     He was a great guy and he will be missed around here.

  2. Teresa (Hays) Shere | Jun 14, 2020
    Our condolences to all especially the Rubino Stepchildren whose Uncle John Rubino was married to my cousin, Darlene. Our prayers are with you all! Teresa (Fuller-daughter of Frank & Dolores Fuller) Shere & husband Daniel Shere

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