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Wayne L. Hale

January 31, 1920 ~ April 5, 2020 (age 100)

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Wayne L. Hale, 100, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020, surrounded by family, at his home in Vandalia, IL.

Due to COVID-19 health concerns a Private Graveside Service and Internment will be held  at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Terry Westerfield, officiating. Memorials: Vandalia Lions Club; First United Methodist Church; and/or CRC - Continuing Recovery Center, Irving, IL. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

He was born January 31, 1920, in Springfield, IL, the son of Wilbur O. & Dorothy (Hahn) Hale. Married Lida Mae Hinds on May 24, 1941, Springfield, IL, she passed away July 9, 2012. He was a retired AT&T Tech; Magician; Antique Dealer; Auctioneer; Scout Leader; Avid Fisherman and a US Navy WW II Veteran. Wayne was a member of First United Methodist Church, Vandalia Lions Club, and Temperance Lodge # 16 AF & AM. He also enjoyed eating at Denny's.

He is survived by: Sons - Cliff Hale  & Linda, Morton, IL and Gary Hale, Vandalia, IL; Daughters - Lynn Manley, Morton, IL and Amy Schaal & Greg, Shobonier, IL; Grandchildren - Justin Hale & Vanessa, Jerad Manley & Deana, Ali Klopfenstein & PJ, Emily Behl & Jeff, Ryan Schaal & Claire & Whitney Roberts & Jake; Great Grandchildren - Alex, Kenny, Molly, Gracie, Avery, Charlie, Max, Lily, Michael, Henry, Tucker, Ethan, Owen, and Baby Schaal due in June.

Preceded in death by: Parents; Wife; 2 Brothers - Mel & Glenn; and 1 Grandson - John Manley.

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Private Services

Fairlawn Cemetery
727 S 6th St
Vandalia, IL - Illinois 62471

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