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In Memory of David Hale

Gathering of friends and family

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Saturday November 6, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Celebration of Life

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday November 6, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

David Roy Hale, age 77, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, MN. 

Dave was born on February 29, 1944, to parents, Roy and Myrtle (Mortenson) Hale in St. Paul, MN.  He attended high school at Minnehaha Academy.  After graduation, he went into the US Army, where he served two years as a machine tab operator.  After the military, Dave received his Bachelor Of Arts Degree from Metro State University in 1975. 

Dave retired in 1999 after 33 years at 3M as a system programmer. He was a family man and cherished the moments spent around the ones he loved, especially his grandkids. He also enjoyed wintering with good friends in Texas, spending time at his son’s cabin in Alma, WI and pontooning on the St. Croix River. He had a passion for music, reading, photography, computer gadgets, Packers and Badgers football, and motorcycles. Dave loved life and lived it to its fullest!

Dave is survived by his former wife, Carol Hale, and will live on in the hearts of their 3 children, David (Kara), Scott (Cheryl), Kristen (Peter) Stromquist; grandchildren, Roy Hale, Isaac Hale, Corrie Hale, Ethan (McKenzie) Hale, Kylie Stromquist, and Brinna Stromquist (aka Taco); sister, Becky (Rich) Bugielski; and many other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Barbara Dover. 

A gathering of family and friends will take place on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St. Hudson, WI. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 5:30pm, followed by a short “Celebration of Life” ceremony, including a time of sharing fun memories of Dave.

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    • Becky, so sorry to see that your brother passed away.He was a great guy. I remember when he being big brother drove all the girls to your cabin. That’s what really nice big brothers do for their kid sister. Take care Darla

    • Dave lived life full and was a great mentor to those who chose to follow him. Prayers to the family, sorry for your loss.

    • Dave always brought humor to the project meetings even when upset. It was fun working with him. I will pray for Dave and the family.

    • We have enjoyed Dave so much. He was so great with computers and helped us out very much. Enjoyed watching the Packers, trips to Mexico, going on the Panama canal cruise and just getting together for happy hour. He will definitely be missed. God bless his family which he talked about frequently. Sending prayers your way