Leda Mae Ibeling, 82, of Ackley, passed away at her home on Saturday Aug. 13, 2022, in the care of Hospice and her family. Dale Dean Ibeling, 90, passed away at Eldora Specialty Care on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, in the care of hospice. Iowa Cremation is caring for Leda, Dale and their family.
Leda Mae Coordes was born to Elmer and Letha (Van Eschen) Coordes Sept. 11, 1939. Leda graduated from Ackley High School in 1957 and then worked for the Ackley Reminder and many other side jobs in the Ackley community.
Dale Dean Ibeling was born to John and Tina Marie (Burma) Ibeling on Sept. 20, 1931. Dale graduated from the Ackley High School in 1949 and then served in the United States Airforce until May 1955. Dale was the Ackley postmaster until retirement.
Dale and Leda were united in marriage at St. Johns UCC in Ackley on Sept. 18, 1959. From this union, two children were born: Lori Ibeling (Fistler) and Dean Ibeling.
Dale and Leda spent a good portion of their retirement years alongside Becky, Doc Swansand and other volunteers developing and building Prairie Bridges Park in Ackley.
Dale and Leda are survived by daughter Lori Fistler of Ackley and son Dean (Misty) Ibeling of Lake Dallas, Texas. Survivors also include granddaughter Kim (Dan) Scallon, grandson Mike Fistler, great-grandchildren Brendan and Kyleigh Scallon and Eleanor Fistler of Ackley, and brother Delmar Coordes of Ackley.
They are proceeded in death by their parents, four brothers, one son-in-law, three sisters-in-law and two nephews.
A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, Sept. 24, at Prairie Bridges Park starting at 3 p.m. at the stage.