Remembering Chief Bill Hall, longtime educator and lifetime public servant

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Galena Kansas Fire Chief laid to rest; 1937 - 2020

GALENA, Kan. — Early morning Saturday, April 11, we learned of the passing of Mr. Galena, Bill Hall. Hall had fallen ill recently and passed away at his home surrounded by family.

That Saturday evening was an impromptu drive-thru community service honoring Hall at Abby Field in Galena, with a surprise fireworks show.

One close friend of the family told us, he loved fireworks and he loved his Galena Bulldogs.

Due to social restrictions in both Missouri and Kansas due to the CORONAVIRUS. Saturday, April 18, 10:30 AM, Hall was laid to rest in a private ceremony in Missouri at OZARK Memorial Park, St. Louis and Broadway.

You can view the graveside service here from Derfelt Funeral Home Facebook page.

This memorial tribute video was prepared for Hall’s service with special messages from close friends.

Highlights from the impromptu drive-thru community tribute, also includes other links to footage.


Galena remembers Fire Chief Bill Hall Saturday night at Abby Field

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