Obit: Hales, Albert L. (1939 - 2009) 

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Surnames: Hales, Krause, Biddick, Bates, Brookhart, Eid, Steiner, Dahl, Miller 

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Saturday, 31 Oct. 2009 

Obit: Hales, Albert L. (4 Feb. 1939 - 30 Oct. 2009) 

GRANTON -Albert L. Hales, 70, of Granton died Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, in the Palliative Care Unit of Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Zion American Lutheran Church in Granton. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery in Granton. 

Albert L. Hales was born Feb. 4, 1939, in the town of York to Loren and Amelia (Krause) Hales. He married Kathleen "Katie" M. Biddick on Dec. 16, 1961, in Madison. 

He taught school at Viola and Reeseville School Systems until May 1963. Then he moved back to Granton to take over the family farm and continued teaching part time at the Granton schools, teaching sciences and mechanical drafting until 1970. In 1976, he became a janitor for the Granton Schools and continued farming. He worked as a parts man at Kuhl Implement and was treasurer for 18 years for the town of York. He drove school bus for the Loyal School District. He retired from farming in 2001. 

Survivors include his wife, Katie; his children, Grace (Don) Bates of Plainfield, Jay Hales, Eileen Hales and Sonya (Ken) Brookhart, all of Granton, and Joel (Tammy) Hales of Loyal; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; siblings, Marjorie (John) Eid of Winneconne, Jeanette (Francis) Steiner of Granton, Alvin (Jean) Dahl of Loyal and Hazel Miller of Clintonville. 




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