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Richard Eugene Hale

1933 - 2021



Brodhead – Richard Eugene Hale, age 88, passed away on May 16, 2021 while at his home.

Richard was born in Belleville, WI on January 1, 1933 the son of William and Lucille (Ethridge) Hale.

Richard was a South Wayne graduate and later served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1963.  He married his first wife, Evalyn Reigle in 1953 and she passed away in 1994. He married his second wife, Nancy Lockwood in 1996 and she passed away in 2020.

Richard farmed in the South Wayne and Juda areas for many years.  He worked for Swiss Colony for 13 years before his retirement.  He enjoyed dancing, playing euchre at the card club, his Saturday breakfast club,  fishing and spending time with his family at his cabin, the “Sugar Shack”.  But most of all, Richard enjoyed spending his time with his family and friends.

Richard is survived by his 3 children, Terri Munz (Phil Welton), Michael (Judy) Hale and Kyle (Julie) Hale; 8 grandchildren, Eric Munz, Trisha (Mark) Wahl, Heather (Steve) Williams, Joe Hale (Molly Lange), Dan Hess, Carmen Hale, Crista Hale and Clayton Hale; 10 great grandchildren, 3 siblings, Nathalie Ruf, Jack (Mary) Hale and Wilma Wand and many other nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his first and second wife, and a granddaughter in infancy, Kimberly Munz.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made out to the Madison VA Hospital, Monroe Clinic Hospice or the Juda Fire Dept.

Private family services will be held at the DL Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead with burial to conclude at the Greenwood Cemetery.  A celebration of life will be held on Friday, May 21, 2021 at the Juda Community Center, N2350 County Hwy S in Juda, WI from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

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Orville & Dot Swanson

May 17, 2021 8:22 PM

Our Heartfelt Condolences to all of you at this Sad time....we share your sorrow !  Dick was a 'Treasured Friend ' and we all shared so many good memories over the years  as you young ones grew up.  Orville and Dick went to Penney Rural School together back in the 1940's.  We've shared Euchre Games, Picnics, Birthday Parties, Dancing, Ball Games, and Rafting on the River  and always had a good time.   We especially enjoyed your Visit when you all brought Dad down to KY.   Please know our thoughts and Prayers are with all of Dicks family  at this time.  We will all miss him ! Sincerely,

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