Dale Earl Halsne, 51, Ruthton, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016.
A funeral was Monday, Nov. 14, at Peace Lutheran Church in Ruthton. Burial followed in the Holland Cemetery in Holland.
Dale Halsne was born March 20, 1965, to Richard and Jean Halsne in Tyler. He was raised on a farm near Ruthton. He attended school in Ruthton and graduated from high school in 1983. After completing his education, he farmed with his father and worked at Bayliner in Pipestone.
On June 13, 1987, he married Kris Hammer at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Flandreau, South Dakota. After the birth of their daughter Megan in 1988, the family moved to Bemidji. While living there, Dale worked for Exhaust Pros which he managed for about four years. In 1995 the family moved back to the Ruthton area and he worked for SK&D Construction for 21 years. In 2000 they purchased their home in Ruthton and have lived there ever since.
Dale attended Peace Lutheran Church in Ruthton. Dale was a homebody. He was a hard worker, but he played hard, too. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed making plans with them, whether it was to have a bonfire or grill. His grandchildren meant the world to him.
Dale is survived by his wife, Kris, Ruthton; one daughter, Megan (Shawn) Obr, Yankton, South Dakota; two grandchildren, Jakobi Halsne and Drayden Obr; his parents, Jean (Bill) Alderson, Ruthton, and Richard Halsne of Tyler; his father- and mother-in-law, Norman and Marion Hammer, Flandreau; seven siblings, Randy (Judy) Halsne, Joliet, Illinois, David Halsne, Woodstock, Lori Halsne, Luverne, Scott Alderson, Holland, Brenda (Dave) Kellen, Woodstock, Todd (Jenny) Alderson, Lake Benton, and Shelly Gylling, Holland; a brother-in-law, Brian (Tammie) Hammer, Flandreau; and many nieces and nephews.
Dale was preceded in death by an infant son, Justin Dale Halsne, and his grandparents.
Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Pipestone, www.hartquistfuneral.com.