Dale G. Hart, 77

Dale G. Hart, 77, of West Bend, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2008, at the Life Care Hospital in Pewaukee.

He was born on Feb. 3, 1931, in Allenton to Edward and Sylvia (Mueller) Hart.

Following high school, Dale enlisted in the United States Army and served his country during the Korean War.

Upon his return, Dale began driving truck for Donís Elevator in Allenton. He later drove truck for Farmersí Inc. before retiring at the age of 65.

Dale was united in marriage to Joyce Zingshem on Oct. 19, 1968, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony.

Dale was an avid Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers fan, and loved fishing year round.

He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend.

Dale is survived by his wife, Joyce Hart of West Bend; his daughter, Deborah Hart of West Bend and her boy friend Michael Rollo; his mother, Sylvia Bucher of Walnut Creek, Calif.; two sisters, LaVerne Coon of Jamestown, Calif., and Mardell (Francis) Ahyee of Walnut Creek, Calif.; and a brother, Fr. Richard Hart of Milwaukee. He is further survived by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dale (Lois) Zingshem of Campbellsport, Marion Pfeifer of Kewaskum, Gerald (Judy) Zingshem of Minocqua, Joanne (Walter Jr.) Held of Neosho, and Mary Ann Zingshem of Hartford; and many other dear relatives and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward; his stepfather, Paul Bucher; his parents-in-law, Leander (Frances) Zingshem; and his brothers-in-law, Tom Coon, William Pfeifer, Richard Zingshem.

A Mass of Christian burial in honor of Dale will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend. Fr. Richard Hart will be the celebrant.

Visitation will be at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Burial will take place at 10 a.m., Friday in Holy Angels Cemetery.

Memorials to the American Heart Association (660 E. Mason St. Milwaukee, WI 53202) would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Online guest book and condolences may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com; 334-2776.