Chad Dahling, Elkader, Iowa, January 13, 2024


Chad Dahling, 54, of Elkader, Iowa died Saturday, January 13, 2024. He was born July 18, 1969, to Daryl and Fonda (Fischer) Dahling.

Chad graduated from Central School in Elkader, Iowa where he enjoyed playing sports. Chad held down several jobs before becoming a farmer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding horses and telling jokes. Chad had a kinship with the underdog.

Chad is survived by his mother, Fonda (Fischer) Dahling; brother, Michael ( wife, Kim) Dahling; sister, Pam (husband,Dana) Dettbarn ; his nieces, Lynn Fettkether and Robyn Fry and nephew, Alex Dahling.

Preceding Chad in death were his father, Daryl Dahling; grandparents, Bill and Doris Dahling and Lyle and Fern Fischer; and an uncle, Allan Dahling.

As per his wishes, cremation has taken place.

A Private family services will be held.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elkader, Iowa is assisting the family.


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