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Dale L. Haussermann

July 27, 1950 — April 28, 2023


Dale LeRoy Haussermann, age 72, of Arapahoe, Nebraska, went to his eternal home on Friday, April 28, 2023, in Missouri.  On July 27, 1950, he was born two months prematurely to Eldin John and Wilma Ina (Hadley) Haussermann. He weighed 3 pounds 3-1/2 ounces. When Dale was nine months old, he and his parents moved from a farm north of Mankato, Kansas, to a farm south and west of Arapahoe on April 15, 1951.

The family joined Trinity Lutheran Church, where Dale was baptized on March 1, 1953, and confirmed on June 14, 1964.


Dale attended Arapahoe Elementary and High School, graduating with the class of 1968.  He then attended the University of Nebraska and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture in 1973.  Right after college, he went to work at Crete Alpo dog food factory during the winter and farmed back home in the summer.


Dale farmed for twenty-one years and then became an over-the-road trucker.  He owned his own tractor and pulled with Scott Breinig, Cornhusker Trucking, and then H&M Trucking out of Omaha.


Dale was a person of many interests including Husker football, motorcycles, toy trains, guns, Ford vehicles, playing pitch, AHS wrestling, politics, dogs, history especially World War I and II.  He was an avid photographer.  He enjoyed reading and discussing theology. Shorthorn cattle and exotic cattle breeds held his interest. While trucking, he enjoyed joking and arguing with friends.


Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Eldin and Wilma Haussermann, both sets of grandparents and several of his beloved Teddy Roosevelt Rat Terriers, who meant so much to him and were his truck traveling companions.

Dale is survived by his dogs, Annie, Jordan and Frosty; and sisters Nancy Tarkington (Kurt) of Orleans and Ruth Christensen (Melvin) of Arapahoe.  Nieces and nephews include Travis Tarkington (Valerie); Lindsey Williams (Jesse); Tyler Tarkington; Brent Christensen; Kendall Christensen (Joni); Dallas Christensen (Kylie); Elizabeth Martin (Andrew); Sebastian Edwards (Emma); and 22 great-nieces and nephews, and many dear friends who will miss him.

Memorial service will be on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 10:30 AM at Garey Funeral Home, 652 Main Street, in Arapahoe, Nebraska with Pastor Steve Breinig, officiating. Family has asked that everyone wear Husker red to the service to honor Dale’s love for Husker Football. Inurnment of Dale and his dog, Jerri, will be at the Arapahoe Cemetery.  Lunch will be served where Dale grew up, at Mel and Ruth Christensen’s Farm (42167 Road 721, Arapahoe, NE). Garey Funeral Home of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences and personal reflections may be left at

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Garey Funeral Home-Arapahoe

652 Main St., Arapahoe, NE 68922

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Graveside Service

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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