Julian Francis Hale 91, Frankfort, died at 11:35 p.m. December 22, 2013 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital, following a short illness. Born December 20, 1922 in Seneca, Nebraska to Charles Harvey & Joy (Sherman) Hale. He married Bonnie Jo Stinson on August 27, 1943 and she preceded him in death on February 6, 1999. Mr. Hale attended school in Nebraska, living there until age 14 before moving to Sheridan and Clinton County. Shorty, as he was known at work, was a machinist and a tool and die maker working for Stewart Werner in Lebanon for 16 years and Mallory Controls in Frankfort, until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the Scotland Christian Church. He was a man of many talents, if anything broke, he could fix it or make a new one. Julian was an avid card player, especially euchre, no matter who his partner was, he could always win. He enjoyed mowing in the summer, working on his garage and when he needed to rest, he would sit in his swing on hot summer days. The last 5 years, he lived with his daughter, enjoying old westerns and the Price is Right in his recliner, or on the front porch watching the birds and people. He had many special friends at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital Ambulatory, where he had to go on a daily basis, they were like a second family to him. He was the best dad, father-in-law and grandfather and he will be dearly missed.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will be Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 27th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Scotland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Clinton County Humane Society.
Daughter: Teresa (Randy) Cunningham of Frankfort, 4 Grandchildren, Pricilla (John) Worth, Stacy Heath, Pat Wilden and Michael Sidlinger and 1Great Granddaughter, Mallorie Worth and 3 Step Grandchildren, Tyler, John & Ashley Worth.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Elmer Hale, a daughter, Connie Heath and a granddaughter, Angie Wilden.