Gayle Hedge, age 81, of Ortonville, who died Friday, July 3, 2015, at Northridge Residence.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Gayle Elton Hedge was born on June 26, 1934, in rural Ortonville to Glen and Annie (Griffith) Hedge. He attended school in Ortonville, graduating from Ortonville High School with the class of 1952. On August 9, 1979, Gayle was united in marriage to Colleen Tippett. Gayle was a farmer as well as a proud owner and operator of Hedge and Herberg Trucking.
Gayle is survived by his wife, Colleen of Ortonville; son, Al (Kim) Knippen of Big Stone City, SD; sisters: Gwendolyn "Babe" Hedge of Big Stone City, SD; Geraldine "Ducky" Crookston of Denver, CO; June Ziegler of Longmont, CO; one granddaughter, Anny McClelland of Big Stone City; and by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gilmore "Bud" Hedge.