Dale William Haller age 77 of Merna, NE

Dale William Haller age 77 of Merna, NE

Dale William Haller age 77 of Merna, NE passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021 in Kearney, NE at the Good Samaritan Hospital.

Dale was born October 14, 1943 at Litchfield, NE to Leo Edward and Carrie (Obermiller) Haller. Dale grew up in Litchfield, graduating with the class of 1961. He was Baptized at the Christian Church in Litchfield at a young age.

On August 5, 1962, Dale was united in marriage to Kathryn Mooney at the Christian Church. Three children Kimberly Kay, Keri Jo, and Scott Dale were born to this union. They made their home in Ravenna where Dale was employed at Ravenna Grain Company.   Dale and family moved to Merna in 1971 where he worked for Farmers Coop Grain Company as general manager for 33 years, he retired in 2004. Dale was the past director of Willow Island Central Non-Stock Coop, Ravenna and Merna Fire Department, and a member of the Merna United Methodist Church.

Dale enjoyed his many Merna coffee buddies, he has not been able to attend since COVID hit. Some memories about Dale include grilling steaks for all his nieces, nephews, and grandkids “Juicy for Kelley Jo”.  Dale was the “High Kicker” at the hot tub party with grandchild Trev and buying old Lincoln cars for toooo much money. He was a great tomato farmer. Dale was tough on the outside but was a soft, caring, and sharing grandpa.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 58 years Kathy of Merna, children Kim Haller of Lincoln, Keri (Robert) Schneringer of Callaway, Scott (Shelly) Haller of Central City, grandchildren Dustin (Jackie) Haller of Deshler, Kellsy (Evan) Beshaler of Arnold, Eric Haller of Cedar Rapids, Kenzi Schneringer of Omaha, Clint (Meghan) Schneringer of Kearney, Ty Haller of Corpus Christi, TX, great grandchildren Jenna & Jude Haller, Kellen Schneringer, and Jack Beshaler.  He is also survived by a brother Gary (Sondra) Haller of New Haven CT, a sister VirJean Adams (Tom Burke) of Ainsworth, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and friends.

Dale is preceded in death by his parents Carrie and Leo, brother Dean Haller, brother-in-law Roger Adams, nephew Jason Adams, and a grandson Trevor Haller.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 10:30 am at the Merna United Methodist Church in Merna, NE with Pastor Bill Williams officiating.

The services will be live streamed at www.govierbrothers.com.

Burial will be in the Merna Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Merna United Methodist Church, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Association, or St. Jude’s Children.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 24th from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow, NE.

Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed for words of encouragement or remembrance at www.govierbrothers.com.


Dale William Haller age 77 of Merna, NE