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(September 10, 1955 - March 29, 2012)
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Church of Christ, Highmore with Max Kelley officiating. Burial followed at the Highmore Cemetery. A prayer service was held at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, April 1, 2012 at the church.
Patrick Frederick Hale was born September 10, 1955 in Miller, South Dakota to Frederick and Elaine (Hamlin) Hale. He attended Holabird School and graduated from Highmore High School in 1973. On May 30, 1974, he married Babby Klebsch. To this union, one son, Heath was born. Throughout Pat’s life, he worked with his dad as a plumber for Hale’s Plumbing, Heating and Electric; for Kroeplins at Highmore Plumbing & Heating; the Highmore city maintenance department; and as a custodian for Quoin Financial Bank.
Playing with his registered Papillon dog and loyal friend Babe, working on the Javelin, gardening, and spending time with his grandkids, were some of Pat’s favorite pastimes.
Grateful to have shared in Pat’s life is his son, Heath (Danelle) Hale and grandkids, Kassie and Dawson Hale, all of Highmore; mother and step-father, Elaine (Les) Ashdown; his dog, Babe; siblings: Peggy (Craig) Fausett of Highmore, Allan Hale of Tripp, and Robert (Lesley) Hale of Yankton; his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and numerous cousins.
Preceding him in death was his father, Frederick Hale; paternal grandparents, Bill and Marie Hale; maternal grandparents, Wallace and Elsie Hamlin; and a sister-in-law, Billie Hale.
Luze Funeral Home of Highmore has been entrusted with Pat’s arrangements.