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Dale Gene Berghaus

Dale Gene Berghaus, age 68, passed from this life into eternal life on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa, AZ.

He was born October 4th, 1951, in Waterloo, IA, son of Darrell and Lillian (Bateman) Berghaus. Here he would later meet and build his family with his wife Sue, daughters Stephanie and Jennifer, and son Christopher.

He and his family later relocated to Arizona where they would build their future together. Dale lived his life to the fullest through simple pleasures; chatting with friends and family, enjoying a good car race, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He always enjoyed the outdoors; relaxing by the pool, barbequing, weekend camping trips, spending time on the water boating, or playing fetch with the dogs. He had an uncanny way of making friends and building long lasting relationships.

He is survived by his loving wife Sue; two daughters, Stephanie (John) Eason and Jennifer (David) Todd; three grandchildren, Weslie and Sydney Eason, and Dylan Todd; and one sister, Gayle Jones. He was preceded in death by his only son, Christopher Berghaus, his parents, and grandparents.

A memorial service will be held at Beuler Chandler Mortuary in Chandler, AZ on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 at 10:00AM. Due to the current COVID19 pandemic, services are limited to family members.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Dale Berghaus to EMPACT Survivors of Suicide at


  • Dan Mcgrane Posted August 17, 2020 3:57 PM

    Will be missed by all

  • Lisa (Renner) Smidt Posted August 17, 2020 4:59 PM

    Thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Susie!

  • Dennis and Barb Hunt Posted August 17, 2020 5:43 PM

    Dennis and I are so very sorry for your loss Susie. Such a hard time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  • Michele and Dale Tyler and kids Posted August 17, 2020 5:44 PM

    We loved Dale and will miss him.

  • Jocelyn & Robert Westerman Posted August 17, 2020 6:18 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Love you all.

  • Wendy, Dave and Shane Parton Posted August 17, 2020 6:59 PM

    Sue and Family: We are saddened by Dale’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. He was a special man and a good friend to all. We are hoping that your precious memories will bring you some peace in the coming days and months. Heaven just got brighter with Dale’s presence . . Much love to all of you.

  • Rob Groover Posted August 17, 2020 7:22 PM

    My deepest condolences to you all, Sue, in Dale’s passing. I will miss not doing the suicide memory quilts without him—I will continue to reverently handle those quilts, just adding Dale’s memory as we handle them. Greator’s Peace to you all…

  • Ruth Rutley Posted August 17, 2020 7:47 PM

    Our love,sympathy and prayers are with you all. Wish we could be there but its not possible. Hugs to all of you. Howard & Ruth Rutley & families. Also love and sympathies from the Bateman families

  • Sandra McNally Posted August 17, 2020 8:38 PM

    Sue and family: Dale was such a special person, always willing to lend a hand and such a great smile. I am so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Sandra

  • Jess King Posted August 17, 2020 11:44 PM

    Dear Uncle Dale,
    I remember has a child running through your and Susie’s house, causing laughter and trouble and you always laughed at us. You had the video camera out (RCA) at a family grill out and I became a Movie Star!! Later in life, I brought my first baby girl out to AZ on vacation. Joc adored you obviously, and you and Susie took such good care of us. Bests steaks ever!! Can’t believe you’re gone but I want you to know you were so very important to me and m girls!! I love you and will miss you so very much!! Love Jessie

  • Diane Chenery and Carleton chenery Posted August 18, 2020 11:10 AM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this difficult time. Love to all

  • Nancy and Mike Bolick Posted August 18, 2020 11:58 AM

    We are so sorry for your family’s loss. We’re thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.

  • Teresa and Ron Crow Posted August 18, 2020 3:15 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Susie. Prayers for comfort, strength and peace ❤️ Teresa V. and Ron

  • Jenifer Davis Posted August 31, 2020 9:01 PM

    Sue – Liam and I are holding you and your family in our hearts and in prayers.

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