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Gary Lewis Hale

March 29, 2019


Gary Lewis Hale


Gary L. Hale, 74, passed away on March 29, 2019 at Halstead Health and Rehab in Sedgwick, Kansas.


Gary L. Hale was born on March 24, 1945 in Atchison, Kansas to Woodrow and Goldie (Crossfield) Hale. At the age of nine he moved to Sedgwick, Kansas and remained there most of his life.


He married Diana Mickell on September 19, 1995 in Sedgwick, Kansas.  They were married for twenty four years prior to his passing.


Gary was a lead mechanic for Boeing Aero Systems and after a twenty five year career he retired at the age of fifty five.  In 2000, Gary started his business of Hale’s Sales and Service selling Excel Hustler mowers.  In 2008, he retired from his business. Gary was active in the First Christian Church of Sedgwick and was in charge of building the Lighthouse Building.


Gary is survived by his wife: Diana Hale; children: Todd L. Hale, Lori Hale Pace (Marc); stepsons: Stacy A. Edgell and Shawn M. Edgell (Kelly); twin brother: Larry J. Hale and Bobbette; twelve grandchildren and nine great grandchildren plus one on the way!


He was preceded in death by his parents: Woodrow and Goldie Hale; sister and brother in law: Nancy and Carl Hershberger.


A memorial service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the First Christian Church of Sedgwick.  Following the service a graveside committal will be held at Hillside Cemetery, Rural Sedgwick, Kansas.


In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to:

First Christian Church – Building Fund, 514 N. Franklin Ave., Sedgwick, Kansas 67135 and Good Shephard Hospice of Newton, 301 N. Main Street # 300, Newton, Kansas. 67114. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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  1. Remembering a man that touched so many people. Our deepest sympathy to Diana and the family.

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