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Dr. Charles Robert Hales


1926 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Dr.  Charles Robert Hales Obituary
Dr. Charles Robert Hales

Dr. Charels Robert Hales

A Celebration of life for Dr. Charels Robert Hales, 89, of Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 1, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Norfolk. Private family burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, at a later date. Military rites will be by Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16 and VFW Post 1644. There will be no visitation. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

Charles died peacefully Friday, July 29, 2016 at the Norfolk Veterans Home.

He was born November 15, 1926 to Robert and Grace (Hudson) Hales in Oxford, Kansas. Charles graduated from Oxford High School and enlisted in the US Army. He served our country in the Philippines in WWII. After his honorable discharge, he enrolled in Oklahoma State University and graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

On November 30, 1950 he was united in marriage to Georgia Barker. Charles had a veterinary practice in Parker, SD until 1972. He then served as a veterinarian for the USDA until retiring at age 76.

He is survived by his wife Georgia, children Robert (Kathy) Hales, Carolynn (Doug) Costar, all of Sioux Falls, SD, Joe (Julie) Hales of Norfolk, John (Kim) Hales of Choctaw, OK, 6 grandchildren, Carri, Adam (Maria), Abi (Danny), Charley, Brian (Christin) and Scott (Brianna), 3 great-grandchildren, Lucy Georgia, Cora Jean and Wyatt Matthew.

He was preceded in death by his parents.
Published in The Argus Leader on Aug. 2, 2016
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