was born March 22, 1919
in Fennville, Michigan to Freda and Lawrence
Bale. He graduated from
Fennville, High School in 1937 and attended college for one year
majoring in Business Administration.
Fennville's class of 37
was: Richard R. Bale,
Kenneth L. Blanc, Margaret Jane Dickinson, William DuVall, Lucille
Evelyn Emerick, Donald Emerick, Everett Gergensen, M. Frances Haan,
Hanson, Albert John Haspel, Eva A. Hoyt, Russell S. Hutchins, Donald R.
Johnson, Pauline Johnson, Hamilton H. Miller, Neil Fredrick Petersen,
Platt, Harold Robbins, Joe Skinner Jr., Doris Jeanne Starring, Charles
Marjory Van Blois, Lorraine Rose Walter, Erma Walters, Myrtle Warner,
Whittaker, Jess Winne Jr., Helen O. Winslow, Virginia Mae Wright