We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care
A. Dale Hester, 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville. Dale was born on January 9, 1939 to the late Albert and Irene (Crowe) Hester. He married Nelda (Bentley) Hester on November 21, 1959 in Parkersburg, Indiana.
Dale was a graduate of New Market High School, Class of '57. He was a farmer and a school bus driver for South Montgomery School Corporation for over 30 years. After retirement, he drove shuttles at the Indy 500 for 8 years and the Indiana State Fair at Purdue Hospitality for 10 years. Dale was a member of Whitesville Christian Church and former member of the New Hope and Parkersburg Christian Churches.
Dale is survived by his children, Gaye VanValkenburg of Eagle Creek, IN and Timothy (Melissa) Hester of Roachdale; grandchildren Amber, Ethan and Trevor; great-grandchildren Laine, Raylan, Elijah and Delilah; and sister-in-law Sallie Hester.
He is predeceased by his parents; wife, Nelda; and brother, Russel "Rusty" Hester.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 22nd at Sanders Priebe Funeral Home, 315 S. Washington Street in Crawfordsville from 2:00 p.m. until the funeral service at 3:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Russellville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation in Dale's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. Share memories and condolences at www.SandersFuneralCare.com.