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Dale Ourada - December 16, 2012

Dale Ourada was born on April 25, 1938 at Julesburg, Colo. He was the youngest of five children born to Clements “Tim” and Evelyn Watson Ourada. He grew up on the family farm east of Venango, Neb. He attended school in Venango and graduated from Venango High School in 1956. Dale attended Kearney State for a brief period before returning to the farm.
Dale was married to Murleen Tagge of Grant, Neb. One son was born to this union. Murleen died in 1967 due to a home furnace explosion.
Dale was married to Vickie Crooks in North Platte on Oct. 28, 1968. Two daughters were born to this union and they raised their family on the Ourada farm east of Venango.
Dale had been in poor health the past several years and had been moved to the Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant where he died on Friday night, Dec. 16, 2011. He had reached the age of 73.
Dale was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed following their sporting events and other activities. He was active in his community. He served as a volunteer fireman, a 4-H leader, and served on the Perkins County Fair Board for many years. Dale enjoyed his life as a farmer and in the winter you could find him sharing his views at the local coffee shops and playing a game of cards.
In addition to his parents and his first wife, Dale was preceded in death by one sister, Verna Lee McCombe and an infant brother, John Ourada.
He is survived by his wife of over 43 years, Vickie; one son, Dan and his wife Kendra of Clarendon Hills, Ill.; two daughters, Melinda and her husband Brad Borges of North Platte, Neb. and Melissa and her husband Shane Kepler of Denton, Neb.; nine grandchildren, Kasy, Kolby, Jacquelyn, Cole, Leslie, Nicholas, Hannah, Bo, and Lukas; two sisters, Val Jean and her husband Don Campbell of Fullerton, Calif. and Bonnie and her husband Myron Dodson of Venango; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Dec. 20, 2011 at the Venango Community Church with Pastor Chris Costrini officiating. Burial was in the Venango Cemetery.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.