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Aldon Jacob "Al" Gall

February 8, 1924 — October 18, 2013

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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Sunday, October 20, 2013

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