A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the Milford United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeff Kelley officiating. Visitation is Monday, 11:00-5:00 p.m. at Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Milford, and with family from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the church. Viewing also 1 hour prior to services at church. Burial: Exeter Cemetery at later date. Memorials have been established to Milford School Foundation (Dale Hall Scholarship Fund) or to the Milford United Methodist Church.
Dale Lee Hall was born August 19, 1926 at Waco, Nebraska to David L. and Ethel B. (Van Hooser) Hall, the youngest of eight children, and died Friday, February 15, 2013, at Crestview Care Center in Milford at the age of 86 years, 5 months and 27 days.
In 1935, his family moved to Exeter and he later graduated from Exeter High School, with the class of 1944. He married the love of his life on September 26, 1947, his high school sweetheart, Lois Ann Wilson, in Exeter, Nebraska. To this union three children, Peggy, Julie and David were born. Dale received his Bachelor’s Degree from Kearney State Teachers College. He received his Master’s Degree in School Administration from the University of Nebraska. In 1951, Dale and Ann moved to Trumbull where Dale began his first teaching job (one of four teachers of the THS staff). He started both the football and volleyball programs, plus coached basketball and track. In 1956, they moved to Milford. Dale taught and coached at the Milford Public Schools, later serving as the high school principal the last 27 years of his career, retiring in 1988.
Dale was a member of the Milford United Methodist Church, a retired member of the Nebraska Secondary Principals Assn., the NEA and NSEA, and was a member of the Milford Kiwanis Club. In his spare time, Dale enjoyed golf, bowling, reading and spending time with family and friends. He and Ann thoroughly enjoyed traveling. They have visited literally every state, with their last trip in 2011 to Alaska with their children and spouses. Dale will be remembered as a steadfast, strong and gentle man of few words who lived his faith. He was a well-rounded athlete (football, baseball, basketball, boxing, bowling and golf.) Dale was an avid sports fan, and lived his life as a “coach” to this students, family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ann, Milford; daughters and sons-in-law, Peg and Sid Burkey, Milford, Julie and Pat Moore, St. Paul, NE; son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Becky Hall, Palmyra; eight grandchildren, Matt and Kristy Burkey, Baltimore, MD, Anna and Jayme Dick-Burkey, Dorchester, Jed and Natelie Burkey, Muscatine, IA, Zach and Ann Moore, Colorado Springs, CO, Luke and Melanie Moore, Cairo, NE, Dan and Hannah Hall, Harrisonburg, VA, Amanda and Josh Stubbendick, Otoe, Thomas Hall, Kenedy, TX; 12 great-grandchildren, Anna O. Burkey, Bowen, Ellianna and Josie Dick-Burkey, Isaac and Kayleigh Burkey, Malachi, Daniel and Joshua Moore, Cherish, Levi, and Mia Moore, plus at least two more on the way; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lucille, Bernice, Florence, Louise Hall, Alice and Glen Plettner, John Wilson and Hugh Wilson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Dale was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Evan, Lloyd, Ray, Roy and Howard Hall; two sisters, Mabel Byrum and Velma Bennett.