Dale William Haller, 77, of Merna, Neb. passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 in Kearney at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
Dale was born Oct. 14, 1943 at Litchfield to Leo Edward and Carrie (Obermiller) Haller. He grew up in Litchfield, graduating with the class of 1961. He was baptized at the Christian Church in Litchfield at a young age.
On Aug. 5, 1962, Dale was united in marriage to Kathryn Mooney at the Christian Church. Three children - Kimberly Kay, Keri Jo and Scott Dale - were born to this union.
The family made their home in Ravenna where Dale was employed at Ravenna Grain Company. Dale and his family moved to Merna in 1971 where he worked for Farmers Coop Grain Company as general manager for 33 years; he retired in 2004.
Dale was the past director of Willow Island Central Non-Stock Coop, Ravenna and Merna Fire Department and a member of the Merna United Methodist Church.
Dale enjoyed his many Merna coffee buddies; he had not been able to attend since COVID hit.
Some memories about Dale include grilling steaks for all his nieces, nephews and grandkids, "Juicy for Kelley Jo". Dale was the "High Kicker" at the hot tub party with grandchild Trev and buying old Lincoln cars for toooo much money. He was a great tomato farmer. Dale was tough on the outside but was a soft, caring and sharing grandpa.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 58 years Kathy of Merna; children Kim Haller of Lincoln, Keri (Robert) Schneringer of Callaway and Scott (Shelly) Haller of Central City; grandchildren Dustin (Jackie) Haller of Deshler, Kellsy (Evan) Beshaler of Arnold, Eric Haller of Cedar Rapids, Kenzi Schneringer of Omaha, Clint (Meghan) Schneringer of Kearney and Ty Haller of Corpus Christi, Texas; great-grandchildren Jenna and Jude Haller, Kellen Schneringer and Jack Beshaler. He is also survived by a brother Gary (Sondra) Haller of New Haven Conn., a sister VirJean Adams (Tom Burke) of Ainsworth and many nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and friends.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents Carrie and Leo; brother Dean Haller; brother-in-law Roger Adams; nephew Jason Adams; and grandson Trevor Haller.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Merna United Methodist Church in Merna with Pastor Bill Williams officiating. The services will be live streamed at www.govierbrothers.com.
Burial will be in the Merna Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Merna United Methodist Church, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Association
or St. Jude's
Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.
Govier Brothers Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed for words of encouragement or remembrance at www.govierbrothers.com.