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Linn County News
Published March 7, 2018
Jim E. Dale, age 89, of La Cygne, Kan., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at Lakeside Hospital in Omaha, Neb. He was born in Quenemo, Kan., on Dec. 11, 1928, the son of Dewey Dale Sr. and Mary Ann (Dunn) Dale.
Jim was an Eagle Scout and graduated from Osawatomie High School.
Jim served in the U.S. Army as a sergent before receiving both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Forestry from Iowa State University.
He married Julia Adams on Sept. 5, 1954.
Jim worked as a research scientist for the USDA Agricultural Research Service before retiring. While at the USDA, he received a patent for the rope wick applicator system he invented for applying herbicide, and a superior service award from the Secretary of Agriculture.
He was a member of the Hebrew Union Temple Congregation in Greenville, Miss.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Dewey Jr. and Martin Dale.
Jim is survived by his wife Julia; two sons, John and William Dale; two daughters, Lisa Smith and Mary Dale; and four grandchildren, Leah, Jonathan, Michael and Joshua; and a brother, Lewis Dale.
A private family service is planned. Contributions are suggested to the La Cygne Library. Online condolences for the family can be left at 


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