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Dale F. Pawling

I am a Veteran.Dale F. Pawling
June 20, 1930 -  October 10, 2017

Dale F. Pawling age 87, of Hooper
Died Tuesday October 10, 2017 at the Hooper Care Center

Dale was born June 20, 1930 at home in Hooper to William and Esther ‘Steunkel’ Pawling. He was raised in Hooper and graduated from Hooper High School in 1947. After high school he served in the Navy from 1950 to 1954. After returning from his military service he drove for his family trucking company, Pawling Transfer, then drove a bulk milk truck for Feller’s and Berkley Wolf. Dale married Marian Appel in 1957, with their family they began Prairie Angels Craft. The family made and sold their crafts at many fairs and even hosted special events at their house.

Dale was a member of VFW Post 10535 in Hooper and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont.

Wife – Marian of Hooper
Children – Linda (Steve) Sorensen of Nickerson
Tom (Tammy) Pawling of Bellevue
Robert Pawling of Fremont
Mary (Dan) Molliconi of Aurora
Grandchildren – Dustin (Kelli) Sorensen, Jesse (Tami) Sorensen and Jacob Molliconi
Great Grandchildren – Lane, Eli, Jace, Jack, Avery, Alaina, Jack, Kaelyn
Sister – LaRae (Duane) Moseman of Hooper
Sister-in-law – Millie Pawling of Hooper

Dale was preceded in death by a daughter Tammy, brothers Duane and Maynard, and sister Arlene.

The will be a Celebration of Dale’s Life at 11am, Saturday at Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel in Hooper.

Memorials are suggested to the Hooper Care Center.

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