Lina O. Hale, 91, of Monmouth, Iowa, died on Friday evening, October 28, 2011, at St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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.
My sympathy to Lina's family and friends. It is sad how relatives lose touch over the years of people in their lives. I last saw Stan and Lina and their kids back in the late 1950's. Lina was married for 70 years to my uncle Stan.
to the Hale family- been a long time since i have seen either one of them, but growing up in Monmouth, i remember them well,Stanley in the shop and would see Lina out in the yard...please know i am thinking of you in this sad time..
So sorry to hear of Lina's passing. She was such a lovely lady. Adrian grew up in Monmouth, so knew them much better than me. We always enjoyed hearing the stories that they had to tell.
I met Lina at Ridgeview, she lived across the hallway from my mother Bessie. She was a wonderful friend to my mom, they had lots of good conversations that were very special to my mom. Bessie dressed up for the Halloween party on Friday and we couldn't find Lina, we knew she would be here unless she went out to eat with her family. My mom will miss her pats on the back...
My condolences go out to the family of Allan. It has been many years since I have seen you but you have never been forgotten.
Lina was a very nice and loving lady. I met her at Ridgeview Assisted Living when my mother was a resident.(Lina wrote us a nice sympathy card when my mother passed away)
Our prayers and blessing for her and the family.
We just wanted you to know we are thinking of you and that you have our deepest sympathy.
Everybody at Wayne Hall Chrysler
Mark and Jill
I was a newer member to the Lasso-E camping club but I had met them both. Our condolences to Billy and Family.
My condolences to tLina's family. I knew Lina and Stan for several years, as friends of my sister Charline. I always enjoyed seeing them. Lina always had a smile and looked like a million dollars. She will be missed.
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