FULLERTON — Milton Lenard Hardle, 92, of Fullerton, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at Fullerton Care Center and Rehabilitation in Fullerton.

Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at Fullerton Community Church (formerly First Presbyterian Church) in Fullerton, with the Rev. Janice Farrell officiating. Burial will follow at Silver Creek Cemetery in Silver Creek, with military honors by American Legion Post 151 of Fullerton. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at the church.

Palmer-Santin Funeral Home in Fullerton is serving the family.

Milton was born July 4, 1925, to Earl and Naomi (Wright) Hardle in Silver Creek. He graduated from Silver Creek High School in 1943. He served during World War II in the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged in January 1946. On Dec. 8, 1950, he married Doris Engel at the United Methodist Church in Silver Creek. After, they made their home in Fullerton. Milton and Doris both worked at the creamery in Fullerton. He then became self-employed running the cream and egg route for many years until his retirement.

He was a volunteer firefighter for Silver Creek and Fullerton Fire Department for 40-plus years. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion. He was also a member of United Methodist Church in Fullerton. He enjoyed having coffee with his friends in the morning and hauling corn during harvest. He loved going to his grandson’s sporting activities and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Doris of Fullerton; son, Gordon (Norma) Hardle of Lincoln; grandson, Spencer Hardle of Omaha; sister, Lola Urban of Osceola; and his grandson’s dog, Jellyroll.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Frances Urban.

Memorials are suggested to Fullerton Fire Department, P.O. Box 163, Fullerton, NE 68638 and Fullerton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 243, Fullerton, NE 68638.