Lina O. Hale, 91, of Monmouth, Iowa, died on Friday evening, October 28, 2011, at St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Add or view memories
A celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, November 2, 2011, from the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 P.M. on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, from the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa, Iowa. Burial will be at the Buckhorn Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.
Lina Olive Siegel was born on December 23, 1919 in Rural Baldwin, Iowa. She was the youngest child born to Henry C. and Ida L. (Oetken) Siegel. She attended the Emeline Country School and then graduated from Maquoketa Community High School in 1937. She married Stanley L. Hale on June 26, 1939 in Maquoketa, Iowa. He preceded her in death on June 25, 2010.
Prior to her marriage, Lina worked as a housekeeper for the Jargo's and the Martin's in Maquoketa. After her marriage to Stanley, she became the bookkeeper for the family business, Hale Implement, for 34 years, as well as the Assistant Postmaster for the United States Post Office in Monmouth for several years.
Lina enjoyed camping, crocheting, knitting and bird watching. She and Stanley were avid bluebird enthusiasts and also enjoyed traveling south each year with the "Winter Texans".
Lina is survived by her children, Karen (Bill) Alday of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Allan (Kay) Hale of Ely, IA; 5 grandchildren, Stacy (Stephen) Duffy, Ryan Alday, Kristen Hale, Amanda (Nic) Chase, all of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Jennifer (John) Buresh of Ely, IA; 10 great-grandchildren, Brenan, Quin, Ethan and Madelyn Duffy, Dillon and Drake Brunscheen, Bryce and Braden Buresh and twins, Keelen and Colin Hale. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.
A Lina O. Hale memorial fund has been established.
The family wishes to thank Lina and Stanley's neighbor, Ray Miller, for looking after the house and being a good friend and neighbor.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.CarsonAndSon.com.