WAMEGO – Gale Dwight Root, 84, Wamego, KS passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, Kan. On Jan. 9, 1935, Gale, was born to Christian Tom and Gladys (Tartar) Root in Lamar, Colo. He attended high school in Canon City, Colo., before enlisting in the United States Army and being honorably discharged in 1959. Gale farmed for over 50 years in Colorado. He also was an electrician for CF&I for 29 years and served as the Maintenance Supervisor at the Fowler School District. He was united in marriage with Hazel Carroll on July 17, 1960, in Canon City. She survives of the home. Gale's greatest joy was spending time with his family, attending church, and serving the Lord.
Gale is also survived by a son, Terry Root (Tammy), Fowler, CO; three daughters, Brenda Peters (Loy), Winfield, KS, Barbara Sanderson (Mike), Wamego, KS, and Bonnie Bluhm (Aric), Nampa, Ind.; two sisters, Charleen Ledgerwood (Jerry), Cheyenne, Wyo., and Eileen Brackett (Gary), Park City, Ariz.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Alma “Billie” Dixon.
Funeral Services for Gale will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at the Manhattan Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the St. George Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at the Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego. Memorials are suggested to the Manhattan Baptist Church, and may be left in care of Stewart Funeral Home, PO Box 48, Wamego, Kan., 66547. Condolences may be left at stewartfuneralhomes.com