Dale Joseph Tramp age 82 of Ames Iowa died at Northcrest Health Care Center in Ames on March 30, 2020. Due to Federal and State guidelines on COVID-19 the family will hold services at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to be used at a later date once a fund has been established.
Dale was born on July 31, 1937 in Burbank, South Dakota, the son of Alphonse and Josephine Tramp. He graduated from Elk Point High School, Elk Point, South Dakota. He went on to South Dakota University where he played football and majored in education. After college, Dale taught and coached in Ravinia, South Dakota. Dale married Eileen Doud on June 2nd, 1962 at Oyens, Iowa after meeting on a blind date 60 years ago. Dale then taught and coached football at Jefferson, South Dakota and Battle Creek, Iowa before moving to Ames in 1967 where Dale taught History and coached Ames High Football. In 1970 Dale became Dean of Students at Ames High School, retiring from there in 2000. However, he was not able to give up football and continued to coach until 2007.
Dale is survived by his wife Eileen Tramp of 57 years, sons, Tim (Beth) Tramp, Todd Tramp, Marty Junkins, 2 granddaughters, Jessica and Julie Tramp, a sister, Betty McKelvey, sister-in-law Joyce Tramp. In addition, Dale (Opah) is survived by his family in Germany who are not blood relatives, but "related by heart." They are Melvin and Andrea Davis, granddaughters Rebecca, and Kimberly Eileen, and great granddaughter Eileen.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Darrell and Duane Tramp.
Memorial contributions in honor of Dale may also be directed to the Northcrest Foundation, 1801 20th Street, Ames, Iowa 50010.