George Dale Hunter died Feb. 27, 2018, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. Dale was born Dec. 28, 1936, in Rushville, to William Garnet and Elma Estes Hunter. He was the youngest with two older sisters, Barbara and Marion.
He attended Cravern Creek School through grade school, riding horse back and bicycle. Dale went to Arkansas with his Uncle Ray Hunter and spent some time there. He worked in the hay fields putting up hay. He worked on the railroad a short time. Dale married Connie Hough in September 1957 and was divorced in 1961.
Dale joined the Army in September 1958, taking boot camp in Texas, and then was sent to Germany in 1959. He spent some time on the Berlin Wall and was honorably discharged November 1960. Dale married Janice Schmidt on Jan. 20, 1971. They lived on Dale’s home place on Beaver Wall for two years, moving to Janice’s grandparents place in December 1972, where they lived until September 2016, when they moved to Hay Springs for health reasons. Dale entered Pioneer Manor in May 2017.
Dale was proceeded in death by his parents, Garnet and Elma, stepmother Wilma Hunter, one sister Barbara Simms, one nephew Bobby Dale Johnson. He leaves to mourn his wife, Janice, one sister, Marion Garwood of Belton, Texas, and three nieces and three nephews, cousins and friends. Cremation has taken place and services will be held later. A memorial has been established; donations may be sent to Chamberlain Drabbels PO Box 443, Hay Springs NE 69347.