Ridout's Valley Chapel

1800 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL


Dalmous "Dal" H. Haltiwanger

June 18, 1930August 2, 2019

On Friday evening, the 2nd of August 2019, Dalmous H. "Dal" Haltiwanger passed away peacefully after a long and meaningful life at his home surrounded by family. He was 89 years of age. Dal was a loving husband of 69 years, a father to two wonderful children, grandfather and great-grandfather, and a consistent friend to many. Dal was born on the 18th of June 1930 to Mary Alma Caldwell Haltiwanger and Hoyt Calhoun Haltiwanger. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Homewood and served the Homewood community for many years as a volunteer coach and also as a Homewood City Councilman. He was a member of the Zamora Temple and the Greeter's Unit of the Shriners, and retired from ACIPCO after 25 years of service. Also an entrepreneur, Dal owned Dalco Specialties. He was an avid outdoorsman, often taking fishing trips to Apalachicola, FL where he loved to take friends and family. He would also take various hunting trips as close as Greene County, Alabama and as far away as Wyoming.

Dal is survived by and most proud of his wife of 69 years, Joann Haltiwanger; as well as his son, Michael A. Haltiwanger; daughter, Sherri Lynn Potera ; five grandchildren, Mikey Potera, Joey Haltiwanger, Liz Merrill, Jen Chapman, and Nicole Horton. He is also the proud great grandfather of seven great grandchildren.

Friends are cordially invited to a gathering and reception to share remembrances with the family from five o'clock in the afternoon until seven o'clock in the evening on Monday, the 5th of August, at Ridout's Valley Chapel located at 1800 Oxmoor Road in Homewood. Funeral services will be conducted at eleven o'clock in the morning on Tuesday, the 6th of August, at Ridout's Valley Chapel where Reverend Reid Crotty will officiate. Immediately following the service, the family will proceed by escort to Croft – Acton Cemetery.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in honor of Dal may be directed to the Shriners Hospital for Children located at 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607 or online at donorrelations@shrinenet.org.

Services are under the direction of Ridout's Valley Chapel (205-879-3401) in Homewood.


  • Visitation Monday, August 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 6, 2019


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Gail Burton Gough

August 6, 2019

Mr. Haltiwanger was my neighbor growing up on Edgeview Avenue. He was always the sweetest man and the best friend to all the kids in the neighborhood. My family and the Haltiwangers camped together many times and always had great times together. Their son, Mike taught me to water ski on Lake Martin. I will always remember the kindness shown to our family by the Haltiwangers and especially Dalmous. I will never forget you and give my love and sympathy to Joann, Mike and Sherri. God Bless you all. Gail Burton Gough.