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H. Dale Kugler, 85 - July 19, 2012


H. Dale Kugler, 85, of Lexington died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at the Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington.
A memorial service was conducted on Monday, July 23, at the Parkview Baptist Church in Lexington with the Rev. John Shields officiating. Burial will take place at a later date.
Kugler was born June 22, 1927, to Henry and Georgia (Zimmerer) Kugler at Lexington. He attended rural school at District No. 52, then attended high school from 1941 to 1942 and graduated with the Class of 1945, due to enlisting with the United States Army Air Corps on Oct. 28, 1944.
He entered the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and later at South Dakota State College in Brookings, SD. He served his country in Army of Occupation Germany and was honorably discharged on Feb. 1, 1947.
Kugler was united in marriage to Louise Nisley at Gothenburg on Dec. 27, 1947. To this union, four children were born.
He then attended Nebraska Agriculture College and Nebraska Wesleyan, and began farming, feeding cattle and raising hogs with his father in 1949.
Kugler served on the University of Nebraska Agriculture Advisory Board, the Nebraska Brand Committee and various agriculture and livestock organization committees. He was also an instrument rated pilot.
On March 3, 1995, he married Delores “Dee” Hibberd-Stienmetz, and her two children joined the union.
He was a past member of the Masonic Lodge and the Tri-County Shriners. He enjoyed playing golf with friends and family, and also enjoyed his hobbies including restoring antique and classic cars, motorcycles and airplanes as well as metal artwork, according to family members.
Kugler was preceded in death by: two sisters—Delphia Edwards and Carol Peterson.
Survivors include: his sons—John (Cyndi) Kugler of Omaha, and Lane (Peggy) Kugler of Plum Creek Canyon; daughters—Becky Kugler of Omaha, and Peggy (Brad) Hurrell of Charlotte, NC; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; step-daughters—Julie (Gerald) Polmateer and Jill Stienmetz.
Memorials are suggested to Parkview Baptist Church of Lexington and to Eppley Institute of Pancreas Research c/o Ed Ramspott, Eppley Institute, DRC II Room 4002E, 985950 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-5950.

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