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Sunday October 20th, 2013
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Aldon Jacob "Al" Gall

Rev. Ron Shifley
Rev. Rick Magstadt
Justin Perschau
Mark Perschau
Dustin Gall
Lance Gall
Ron Orth
Rodney Gall
Gary Gall
Ray Magstadt
Aldon (Al) Jacob Gall was born August 2, 1924 to Emil and Johanna (Auch) Gall at their Lesterville farm. He passed away October 18, 2013 at the Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital in Scotland.
Al was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1945 and received his discharge in December 1946. On returning home he became employed by the Scotland Dairy Co-op. He worked there for 38 years, the last 10 as manager. After his creamery career, Al worked for the city, the school district, the hospital and Cargill.
On May 4, 1947 he married Esther Magstadt at the Petersburg Church near Scotland.
Al loved to fish and spent many peaceful hours over the years at Lake Henry. He also had a flair for wood working, building everything from room dividers and garden carts to the well-known Snoopy planter that stood in front of their home for many years. His innovative repairs to all kinds of broken objects were legend in the family. Visits with family and friends frequently included games of pinochle, board games or dominoes that produced hours of good conversation and fun.
For many years Al was a member of the volunteer fire department in Scotland, including several as chief.
Since he was a member of the VFW, he and two brothers were allowed to take the “Honor Flight” to Washington, D.C., which was one of his most exciting lifetime experiences.
Survivors include Esther, his wife of 66½ years; daughter Kay (Rob) Perschau, Kansas City, Mo.; son Wayne Gall, Huron; four grandchildren: Justin Perschau, Mark (Dawn) Perschau, Kansas City, Mo., Dustin Gall, Sioux Falls, and Lance Gall, Mitchell; four great-grandchildren: Angela, Jaden, Jace and Arianna Perschau, Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers: Marvin Gall, Lake Andes, and Emil (Betty) Gall, South Carolina; four sisters: Olive (Eugene) Wollman, Menno, Eileen (Joseph) McIntyre, Las Vegas, Marjorie Novak, Mitchell, and Delores Nelson, Yankton; a brother-in-law, Elmer Magstadt, Grinnell, Iowa; and four sisters-in-law: Geneva Gall, Scotland, Arlene Gall, Scotland, Betty Gall, Woodriver, Neb., and Doris Gall, Yankton.
Al was preceded in death by both parents, infant daughter Sharon Rae, infant grandson Nathan Paul Perschau; brothers Ray, Richard, John and Clifford; brothers-in-law Jake Orth, Peter Orth, Lou Nelson, and Joe Novak; and sisters-in-law Mary Jane Gall, Ethel Magstadt, Laura Orth and Alta Orth.
He will be remembered forever by his family and friends as a kind, gentle and patient man. He was loved by all who knew him.

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I used to work in Randy's cafe, and just loved it when the "creamery guys" would come in. Al was always so friendly, and the biggest smile...what a nice gentleman. Our heartfelt sympathies....Sharon and Bill Green

Sharon Green (Stewart) Oct 25 2013 11:36 AM

Esther & Wayne, So sorry to read of Aldon's passing. I know that he was experiencing some health problems, but he always had an optimistic outlook. Find comfort in knowing that he is resting comfortably and watching over each of you every day. Cherish the many memories that you created with your family. He was a kind man and a genuine neighbor, we enjoyed our conversations and his generosity; always willing to offer a helping hand. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike & Susan Taplett

Mike & Susan Taplett Oct 23 2013 11:04 PM

So very sorry for your loss, Al was a great man and will be very much missed, May God comfort you all, remember all the great memorie's.

Rhonda Kocourek Oct 21 2013 12:27 PM

Our deepest sympathy to you at this time of sorrow. Al is in God's care now and what better care could we ever ask for him. Now we pray for your comfort in the days ahead. God bless you and keep you in His tender care and love for all eternity.

Dennis / JoAnn Bierle & family Oct 21 2013 10:15 AM

My sympathy to each of you during this sad time. May your memories of Al sustain you and keep him close to your heart.

Faye Burke Oct 21 2013 9:50 AM

Al will be missed by the many whose paths of life crossed his path. May you feel God's comforting love in the days ahead, Esther and family.

Jim and Theresa Sedlacek Oct 20 2013 9:13 AM