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With his life-long business partner and brother-in-law, Dick Ludwig, Dale owned and operated ALADDIN DRY CLEANERS for forty-seven years. The company grew from thirty employees to one with 340 people across Iowa. Until 1960, the company had been called DUBUQUE LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANERS. The partners retired in 1999 when most of the operations in Iowa were sold. The Dubuque operation was renamed Premier Linen & Dry Cleaning Services. (2)
1. Obituaries, Dubuque Today. http://www.dubuquetoday.com/obituaries.cfm#Dale%20Launspach
2. Hogstrom, Erik. "Former Aladdin Owner Had the Magic Touch," Telegraph Herald, March 23, 2017, p. 3A