Dale D. Walston, 92, of Elwood, Nebraska, died Friday, May 11th, 2012, at Lexington Regional Health Center in Lexington, Nebraska.
He was born August 29th, 1919, at Lexington to John H. and Rena (Tullis) Walston.
Dale attended school at Lexington. He was united in marriage to Virginia Leonard on April 3rd, 1942, at Ventura, California. One daughter was blessed to this marriage, Barbara.
Dale's working career included being a truck driver and delivery person for 15 years, Mead Lumber for 16 years and Orthman Manufacturing for eight years, retiring in 1981. He and Virginia enjoyed spending the winters down south in their fifth wheel camper. They traveled to Texas, Arizona and California. Over the years, while on vacation, they would spend time traveling the entire United States. Dale especially loved going to Ainsworth, Nebraska, to the Country Music Festival.
He enjoyed life and people and looked forward to meeting his friends at the coffee shop, playing cards and working puzzles. He loved living in a small town.
Dale was a member of Lexington Christian Church and served as Assistant Treasurer, Deacon and head usher. He was a 35 year member of the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department and a member of Modern Woodmen of America.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Burk and Don Smith of Elwood, Nebraska; four grandchildren, Brandi Riese of Phoenix, Arizona, Jami (Kasey) Burrows of Texas, Linsey Burk of Elm Creek, Nebraska and Charli Burk of Tempe, Arizona; four great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virginia on October 22nd, 2011; two brothers, Faye and Johnnie; and two sisters, Norma Woodside and Veryl Spiegel.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, May 16th, 2012, at the Lexington Christian Church with Pastor K.C. BeDunnah officiating.
Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to Lexington Christian Church or Lexington Volunteer Fire Department. Please forward online condolences to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington was in charge of arrangements.