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03/07/2018 - George Dale Hunter

Funeral services will be held at a later date for George Dale Hunter, age 81.
 
Cremation has taken place.
 
A memorial has been established, and donations may be sent to Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary, PO Box 443, Hay Springs, NE 69347.
 
Dale passed away on February 27, 2018 at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs, NE. He was born on December 28, 1936 in Rushville, NE to William Garnet and Elma Estes Hunter, the youngest child with two older sisters, Barbara and Marion. He attended Cravern Creek School through grade school, riding horseback and bicycle. Dale went to Arkansas with his uncle, Ray Hunter, and spent some time there. He worked in the hay fields putting up hay. He worked on the railroad a short time. Dale married Connie Hough in September 1957 and was divorced in 1961. Dale joined the Army in September 1958, taking boot camp in Texas, and then was sent to Germany in 1959. He spent some time on the Berlin Wall and was honorably discharged in November 1960. Dale married Janice Schmidt on January 20, 1971. They lived on Dale’s home place on Beaver Wall for two years, moving to Janice’s grandparents' place in December 1972. They lived there until September 2016, when they moved to Hay Springs for health reasons. Dale entered Pioneer Manor in May 2017.
 
Dale was preceded in death by parents Garnet and Elma, stepmother Wilma Hunter, sister Barbara Simms, and nephew Bobby Dale Johnson.
 
He leaves to mourn his passing, wife Janice, sister Marion Garwood of Belton, TX, three nieces, three nephews, cousins and friends.

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