Dale Allen Blackcloud Jr.

Dale Allen Blackcloud Jr., 38, of Tama, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at his home on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama under the care of Iowa River Hospice. Traditional Graveside Services will be held Friday, February 12, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Meskwaki Cemetery on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama. A Traditional Wake was held Friday evening at the Bear Clan Ceremonial Building on the Meskwaki Settlement.

Dale was born on July 20, 1982, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Dale and Resa (Papakee) Blackcloud Sr.

Dale graduated from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids in 2001. He played varsity football, where he was the team captain, and also participated in Wrestling and Track and Field events. He then attended Upper Iowa University on a Football Scholarship and transferred to Haskell Indian Nations University where he finished his Football career also as a team captain. Dale worked at the Bingo Hall at the Meskwaki Bingo & Casino.

Survivors include two daughters, Shia and Kamea Blackcloud of Oklahoma; parents, Dale Sr.and Resa Blackcloud of Tama; sister, Anna Lyons of Tama; brother, Murphy Blackcloud of Tama; niece, Arro Lyons; nephew, Izayah Blackcloud.

Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, Truman and Frieda Blackcloud; and maternal grandparents, Richard Papakee and Evelyn Climer.

Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo is assisting the family with the arrangements.