William Dale Wasserburger, 84, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at the Hemingford Community Care Center.
Dale was born July 3, 1934, in Montrose, to Herbert John and Gertrude Rose (O’Connell) Wasserburger, the seventh of eight children.
Dale served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958. He worked on the family ranch in Ardmore, S. Dak., and married Henrietta Hoffmann June 2, 1959. To this union four children were born.
After Henrietta died July 29, 1965, Dale worked on the ranch for a while and then moved to Crawford and worked for Bruer & Sons. He also worked with CJ Guggenmos with his plumbing business.
In 1978, he met Betty Ann Moeller of Hemingford and has lived in the Hemingford area ever since. He farmed and ranched until 2014 when he moved into the Hemingford Assisted Living Center.
Dale is survived by his children Melvin, Diane (Kacey), Wayne (Mary), and Wade (Lynn); grandchildren, Melissa (Ted) Siek, Cody Clark (Kim Humiston), Carissa (Garret) Elliott, Jeremy (Tonya) Wasserburger, Rebecca (Aaron) Hewgley, and Andrew Wasserburger; brother Dallas (Enid) Wasserburger; brother-in-law John Anderson; great-grandchildren Kaelyn Siek, Brayleigh Clark, Kaylie and Naomie Elliott, Cali and Faith Rohrbouch; step-children Peggy, Jan, Greg and Gary; and a host of step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother Vince Wasserburger; sisters Laurine Hartman, Vera Kleist, Ann Mumm, Letha Collins, and Hazel Anderson; brothers-in-law Pat Hartman, Gene Rongved, Les Collins, Don Mumm, and Paul Kleist; sister-in-laws, Judy Wasserburger; Jocie Kuhnel, Clara Grimm, Rose Marsteller; brothers-in-law Bill Grimm, and Ed Miller; nephews Lloyd Kleist, Kirk Rongved, Chuck Kuhnel, Vicki Overton and Larry Mumm; nieces Judith Haedt, Geri Ann (Marty) Lugenbuehl; and great-nephew Steven M. Kuhnel.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 at St. John the Baptist Church in Crawford, with Fr. Arul and Fr. Tim Stoner officiating.
Burial will follow the services at the Crawford City Cemetery with Military Honors.
A Memorial has been established for Ardmore Fire Department and donations may be sent to 1465 Hat Creek Road, Harrison, NE 69346.
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.