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Gale Ray Wilson Oct. 14, 1927 - Sept. 11, 2016


September 20, 2016

Gale Ray Wilson, 88, of Sweet Home passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016.

He was born Oct. 14, 1927 on a farm near Montrose, Jewell County, Kan. to Ray J. and Mildred M. (McCurdy) Wilson.

At an early age he moved with his family to Burr Oak, Kan., where he spent his childhood and attended school. He grew up during the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl days of Kansas, and was a member of the Greatest Generation.

Gale graduated from Burr Oak High School in 1945.

Gale was very active in sports and other school activities. He served as president of his freshman and senior class. He was active in...

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