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Dale Farmer

Dale W. Farmer

Sunday, March 22nd, 1936 - Friday, April 24th, 2020
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DALE W. FARMER

Dale Wesley Farmer, age 84, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care in Sidney, NE. He was born on March 22, 1936 to Lyle Wesley and Nellie Amelia (Zoerb) Farmer at Callaway, NE. He graduated from Callaway High School in 1953 and attended five semesters at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving as a personnel clerk during the latter part of the Korean War. He married Joann “Jody” E. Smith on August 30, 1958 at Callaway St. Boniface Catholic Church. Dale was appointed Postmaster at Callaway, NE in 1958 and retired in 1991 with a 35 year service pin from the U.S. Postal Service. He and Jody retired to Gothenburg NE in 2007 for nine years, and then moved to the Sidney Assisted Living Facility.
Dale served as the Callaway Chamber of Commerce President twice, was a former member of the Callaway Volunteer Fire Department, and the Elks Lodge of Broken Bow, NE. He was a past president of the Callaway Alumni Association and the Callaway Development Corporation. He was long associated with Scouting, (being a Boy, Cub, and Scout Master) specializing in high adventure canoe/camping trips with his scouts; including trips on the South Loup and Calamus Rivers and two 100 mile canoe trips on the Boundary Waters between MN and Ontario, Canada. He and many of his scouts first entered Canada by canoe. He and his wife were fond of traveling and visited most of the states (sometimes camping with their family), many of the Canadian Provinces and European countries. At the age of 62, he took up bicycling and biked a total of 1,362 miles on five trips in six European countries. His hobbies also included oil painting, dabbling in the stock market, gardening, flowers, cooking, and fishing. His gifts were generosity and hospitality.
He was preceded in death by his parents and twin infant sisters, Betty and Bonnie. Survivors include his wife Jody, two daughters, Jamie Schumacher and husband Clem of Sidney; Angela Kitzelman of Gunnison, CO; two sons, Scott Farmer, Hastings, NE; Craig Farmer and wife Jennifer of St. Paul, MN, nine grandchildren, Ben Schumacher, Katie Meyer and Tessa Moody; Robert Kring and Julie Supanchick, Brandon and Ryan Kitzelman, and Avery and Bryn Farmer; and eight great grandchildren; three sisters; Shirley Grenon of Berry Creek, CA and Carol Dennis and husband Jim of Wichita, KS; Jane Dean and husband James of Naples, FL; and one brother; David Strong; Omaha, NE.
Memorials are suggested to the Nigel Sprouse Memorial Library, Callaway NE. A Prayer Service for the immediate family will be held on Wednesday evening, April 29th with Father Mike McDermott officiating. Burial will be Thursday, at Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway.
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    Rose Hill Cemetery
    Address
    Hiway 40
    CALLAWAY, NE 68825
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    Private family graveside Rose Hill Cemetery in Callaway, Nebraska

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Carol Dennis

Posted at 12:47pm
Good bye my Dear Brother, may the Lord open His arms for you. Love your Sister Carol Dennis
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Kay Nelsen

Posted at 02:09pm
Send you my deepest sympathy and condolences for the loss of your husband, Dale, and father of Jamie, Craig, Angie and Scott and families. We enjoyed visiting with Dale and Jody when they lived in Callaway and Gothenburg. Thinking and praying for you and your families. Love Kay Nelsen (Dwight)
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Inez (Nelsen) Richards & husband, Harold

Posted at 01:07pm
Jody...and the entire family:

Harold and I want to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences concerning the lost of your husband, Dale (and our cousin). The many years of living in Callaway and our visit with you during one of our RV trips and stop-overs in Gothenburg during a "cousins" reunion. Please pass on to the kids our best and God Bless everyone.

Inez (Nelsen) Richards and Harold
9965 W. El Dorado Dr.
Sun City, AZ 85351
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Sheri (Schneider) Chittenden

Posted at 05:18pm
So sorry to hear of Uncle Dale's passing. Thinking of dear Aunti Jo, cousins Jamie, Scott, Angie & Craig and their families with lots of love, prayers and deepest sympathy. Love, Sheri (Schneider) Chittenden & family
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