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Rev. Robert W. Hale, of Bourbonnais, IL, died Thursday, April 14, 2022, at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee, IL. He was born January 4, 1943, in Terre Haute, Indiana, the son of the Reverends Robert and Louise Hale. Both parents were ordained ministers in the Church of the Nazarene. In June, 1965, he married June Williams in Wilmore, KY. They had three sons, Robert Hale II, Rodney Hale (deceased), and Roger Hale.

Upon graduation from Olivet Nazarene University in 1966, Robert accepted the pastorate of a church on the Northwestern Illinois District, and he was ordained an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 1968. For over 30 years, in addition to full-time pastoral ministry, he served as the district youth treasurer, district missions' treasurer, and as secretary of the district finance committee.

In 1988, Robert received his Associate Chartered Accountant certification by the National Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation. With his financial and ministerial experience, Robert established Hale Financial Services to provide tax, accounting, payroll, and consulting services specifically designed for churches, clergy, Christian organizations, and small businesses.

Robert was also active in several organizations in his local communities, including the Youth Service Board, the American Cancer Society, Kiwanis, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and Habitat for Humanity.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, June Hale, his son Robert and Sharon Hale of Montclair, VA; his son Roger and Joyce Hale of Bourbonnais, IL; his grandchildren, Scott and Lyra Hale, Alec and Jessica Millar, Erin Hale, Melissa and Ben Steele, and Leann Hale; and his great-grandchildren, Soren, Estlin, Isla, and Svea Hale; and Evelyn and Carter Millar. He is also survived by his sister Carolyn and Bob Blaisdell and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, and his son Rodney

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00pm on Monday, April 18, 2022 at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave, Rock Falls. Cremation rites will follow with private family interment at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling. A memorial service will also be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Manteno Church of the Nazarene, 698 N Locust St, Manteno, IL, with Pastor Bob Clardie officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lost Lake Church of the Nazarene, 90 W. Flagg Rd, Dixon, IL 61021, or Manteno Church of the Nazarene.