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Larry E. Hale, 84, of South Bend, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019 at South Bend Memorial Hospital to join his loving wife of 64 wonderful years of marriage, Audrey M. (Janowiak) Hale, who passed away on April 14, 2018. He was born on January 9, 1935 in Alto Pass, IL to the late William and Pauline (Carter) Hale.
He is survived by his sons, Robert Hale and Mark (Beth) Hale; grandchildren, Nicole (Andy) Bailey, Rebecca (Eric) Campbell, Scott (Stacey Oltman) Hale, Jim Ryder, and Eric Ryder; great grandchildren, Jonathan Bailey, Brandon Bailey, Mehgen Hale, Bryce Hale, Mason Campbell, Mattie Campbell, Dylan Ryder, Eric Ryder Jr., and Alyssa Ryder; and sister, Rosalie Anderson. He was preceded by his brother, Ronald Hale and daughter, Lori Pritchard.
Visitation will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 11 – 1 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 1:00 p.m. with Chaplain Marti Cerda, of the Elkhart Police Department, officiating at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart. A private graveside service will take place at Grace Lawn Cemetery at a later date with both Larry and Audrey being laid to rest together. Memorials may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675. The family would also like to thank the staff at The Milton Home for taking spectacular care of Larry.
Larry was a hard worker and worked as a subcontractor for many years. He was a devout Christian who enjoyed reading the Bible. Larry attended New Life Christian Center in Bristol, where he served as a Deacon and loved ministering at local nursing homes. Most of all, he adored his family, especially his grandchildren. Larry will be missed greatly by his loving family.
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PO Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675-8517