98 year old Fairfield resident, Delmar Hale passed away Wednesday morning, September 16, 2020 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.
Delmar was born May 7, 1922 in Johnsonville, Illinois. He was born to Walter and Hazel (Spriggs) Hale. He married Joan Robbins on June 16, 1945 in Harborne, England where they met while he was serving in World War II with the Army Corp of Engineers. Upon returning to Fairfield, Delmar had worked as a mechanic owning his own garage, Hale’s Garage, south of Fairfield and working as a mail carrier for the US Postal Service. Delmar was a member of the First Christian Church in Fairfield, an American Legion member for over 50 years, and a member of the Fairfield Elks Club.
Left to cherish many wonderful memories is his beloved wife, Joan, three daughters, Karen (Marshall) Kissner of Wayne City, Marlene (Paul) Evans of Salem, and Gina Hale of Fairfield; Four Grandchildren, Lisa (Coram) Davis, Jodi (Steve) Mammoser, Kevin (Rachel) Kissner, and Brent (Nancy) Evans; eight great grandchildren and two nieces. Preceding Delmar in death were his parents and one brother, Myrl.
Funeral services for Delmar Hale will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery Northwest of Geff with full military rites provided by Anthony Wayne Post 176 American Legion and Wayne Memorial Post 4535 VFW. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from noon until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Delmar’s memory, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home. Masks are strongly encouraged with social distancing. Online condolences and fond memories can be left for the family at www.nalesfuneralhome.com. Nale’s Funeral home of Fairfield is in charge of the arrangements.
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