Former Lawrence Welk singer Dick Dale dies in Iowa

December 29, 2014 1:30 PM

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Richard "Dick" Dale, who played sax and crooned tunes for the famed Lawrence Welk orchestra, has died in his Iowa hometown of Algona. He was 88.

Brian Schaaf, of Oakcrest Funeral Services, said Monday that Dale died Friday at a hospital in Algona. A Mass is scheduled Saturday at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona.

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