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Walter Hale, 91

Posted: 17 December, 2012

Wakefield, Nebraska   Walter Hale, 91, died Monday, December 17, 2012 at Careage of Wayne, Nebraska.  Services, with visitation prior, will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Thompson Chapel Funeral Home in Wakefield.  Burial with Military rites will be at Eastview Cemetery rural Allen, Nebraska.
Walter Joseph Hale, the son of Percy and Clara Belle (Isom) Hale was born in Sioux City, Iowa on May 4, 1921.  He attended the rural school and worked on the farm. Walter was enlisted into the army in February, 1945 and returned to the farm in November, 1946.
Walter married Dorothy Young April 1, 1955 at the Wayne Methodist Church.  The couple made their home at the Hale farm north-west of Wakefield.   Milking Brown Swiss cows and selling cream was a large part of every-day chore on the farm.  Cattle and hogs were also raised.
Walter and Dorothy raised two children, LeAnn Rae who died as a result of an auto accident in January, 1974 and Merrill.  Dorothy died September 29, 2008.  Walter continued to live on the farm until moving to the Oaks in Wayne, Nebraska one year ago.  Walter was a member of the United Methodist Church of Allen and the Legion Post.
Survivors include his son Merrill and Margaret (Maggie) Hale of South Sioux City, Nebraska and two grand-daughters; Vanessa and Derek Wright of Omaha, Nebraska and Cora Hale of Sioux City, Iowa and two great-grandchildren; Aviya Wright and Jackson Benedict
Walt is preceded in death by his wife Dorothy and daughter LeAnn Rae.
Pastors:   Pastor Lorri Kentner, Pastor Carol Jean Stapleton
Pall Bearers:  Terry Borg, Lyle Borg, Mark Borg, Joey Borg, Keith Woodward, Kevin Woodward
Pianist Carol Fuoss
Eastview Cemetery  with Military rites by Floyd Gleason Post.

Thompson Chapel Funeral Home in Wakefield is in charge of the arrangements. 402-287-2633

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