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Sons of
 Kathryn Richards Bale 
And  Ned Harold Bale
Jack Wayne, Ned Richard,
Homer Edward, and Phillip Charles

1984 Family Photo
Page started on July 25, 2016

    Man, Passes On                 

    Will M. Bale, 79,  died at his home  on east Main street suddenly Monday about noon,  from  a heart attack  following an illness  of two weeks.     The funeral was held    Wednesday    afternoon,      under Masonic    auspices    from     the     Bale residence   with   Rev.   Susanna    Olson assisting.
    The   pall    bearers    were      George Mechem,    Chas Bassett,    Theo. Wade, W.E. Shiffert,    Charles Reed,   Louis N. Johnson.
     Mr. Bale was one of Fennville's oldest and most highly esteemed citizens, having lived here since 1888.     He was engaged in the mercantile and express business for many   years   and   had   large    farming interests.
    Will  Bale  was  born    Feb. 5, 1854 at Lewiston, N.Y. and when 12 years of age the family moved to   Vermontville, Mich.  In  1879  he was  married to Margaret J. Fleming,     who survives,   with two sons James   and   Lawrence Bale,     and one daughter,   Mrs. Bessie Whitbeck,  all of Fennville.  He also  leaves three brothers and two sister  and many other relatives.  He  was  a  charter  and  life  member of Damascus lodge F. and A.M.

One of Will M. Bale's brothers was
Ned Bales father, Homer Bale,