Dale L. Vanness age 74, of Modale, Iowa passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Community Memorial Hospital in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Dale was born July 19, 1942 in Wausa, Nebraska to Glen and La Vern (Spellman) Vanness. He was a Farmer and previously a Tool and Die Maker. He bought the family farm in 1975. Dale married Donna Ford on August 25, 1962 in Pisgah, Iowa, they have been married for 54 years. Dale enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapshooting, building model helicopters, airplanes and being a ham radio operator. Dale is preceded in death by infant son, Larry Vanness; parents, Glen and LaVern Vanness; sister, Cleo Hand. Survivors include his wife, Donna M. Vanness; daughter, Darla King (Joe); son, Daryl Vanness (Marci Wilson); two grandchildren, Megan King (Mason Kipp) and Amanda Kaster (Rob); one great-grandchild, Hailey Kaster; sisters, Linda Buess (Bob) and Carol Christensen (Wes); nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be held on Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. The family would like to invite everyone for a time of fellowship and light lunch at the Methodist church following the committal service. In Loving Memory Of Dale L. Vanness Born July 19, 1942 Wausa, Nebraska Entered Into Rest September 24, 2016 Missouri Valley, Iowa Funeral Services 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa Officiating Pastor Connie McWilliams Music Selections How Great Thou Art Amazing Grace Casket Bearers Kirk Compton Vern Edris Darin Andersen Mason Kipp Jim Hackett Jeff Carrier Final Resting Place Rose Hill Cemetery Missouri Valley, Iowa He Only Takes The Best God saw he was getting tired, And a cure was not to be, So he put his arms around him, And whispered “Come with me”, With tearful eyes we watched him suffer, And saw him fade away, Although we love him dearly, We could not make him stay, A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best, Although his heart stopped beating, His love will always remain, His absence puts upon our hearts, A very heavy strain, For now he is in a place of everlasting rest, We just have to understand that God, He only takes the best.