Dean Kvale

1945 - 2021




Dean “Tiny” Kvale, 75 of Deep River, Iowa, formerly of Goldfield, Iowa, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021, at the Montezuma Specialty Care in Montezuma, Iowa.




Dean Leslie Kvale, the son of Leslie and Lucille (Knight) Kvale was born on December 21, 1945, in Goldfield, Iowa.  He was Baptized and confirmed at Holmes Lutheran Church.  He attended Goldfield School. After high school, Tiny moved to Colorado where he lived a short time and started his mechanical career.  He moved back to Iowa, living in Humboldt, Radcliffe, and Dayton, before moving to Deep River in 1993, where he was a mechanic for Lowry Equipment.




On November 2, 1996, Tiny was united in marriage to Hermanetta Borwig at the United Church in Deep River. 




Tiny began Tiny’s Repair Shop in Deep River in 1996.  Tiny was a very talented mechanic who worked on automobiles, machinery, and skid loaders over the years. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, NASCAR, tractor pulling, go kart motors, watching “old Westerns” and above all, spending time with his family and grandchildren. He also enjoyed watching the NFL, rooting for every team except the Denver Broncos, and was an avid Iowa State Cyclone fan.




His legacy will be honored by his wife, Hermanetta Kvale of Deep River, his son, Jay (Courtney) Kvale of Colorado Springs, Colorado, 10 step-children, two grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren, two siblings, Karen (Marlen) Lund of Goldfield and Jo Ann Nelson of Goldfield, as well as many other relatives and friends.




Tiny was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter - Avary Kvale, a step-son - Joel Kvale, and two sisters - Teri Fry and Patty Hawkins.




A visitation will begin at 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday, September 30, 2021at the Holland-Cable Funeral Home with the family present from 5 - 7 p.m.  The funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 1, 2021 at the Holland-Cable Funeral Home in Montezuma.  Burial will be held in the Golden Rod Cemetery in Deep River.


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