Bill Kale

Bill Kale passed away unexpectedly on April 7, 2017. He was born in Billings on Sept. 4, 1950 to Earl and Betty Kale. He graduated from Senior High in 1969, then served in the Army Reserves and attended Denver Business College, returning to Billings to begin his life's passion, building. Having worked alongside his father and brothers for many years, he started Kale Construction. He continued that passion and business until his time of death.

In 1970, Bill married Pat Hauf. Together they had daughter, Wendy, and son, Kris. They later divorced. In 1982, he married Julie O'Connor. Together they had daughter, Ashley. They later divorced.

Bill had many hobbies and interests: the Corvette Club, Home Builders Assoc., Bowling, and fishing with family in Alaska. His biggest enjoyment was the BMP Speedway where he was a push truck driver.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Betty Kale; brothers, Doug Kale and Jerry Kale. Survived by sisters, Sharon (Leo) Wingerter and Annette (Bill) Merrell; sisters-in-law, Judi (Doug) Kale and Sharon (Jerry) Kale. The real light in his heart were his children, Wendy Kale Armer, Kris Kale, and Ashley Kale; granddaughters, Alexis, Abbey and Avrey Linner, Quincey Kale; special friend Patty Clampitt; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Public viewing will be Wednesday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Dahl Funeral Chapel. Celebration of Life will be held Friday, April 14, at 2 p.m., at the Metra Park Expo Center. Memories may be shared at

Published by Billings Gazette on Apr. 11, 2017.
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