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Dale Stuart McNeill

    Dale Stuart McNeill, age 78 of York, NE, died Tuesday, February 20, 2024 in York. He was born on March 25, 1945 to Marion Lansford McNeill and Ardith (Gunnell) McNeill in York. Dale graduated from York High School in 1963. He attended Nebraska Wesleyan where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Music and Theater Production. Dale then started his teaching career at various schools, including Maywood, Gresham and Sutton, where he met the love of his life, a young PE teacher Mary Hoagland. On June 2, 1974, he and Mary were united in marriage in Ainsworth, NE, and they moved to York. He received his Master’s Degree in Music from the University of Northern Colorado in 1975.

    Dale’s love of music did not stop. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in York and the choir director at the church for many years. During this time his love of flowers kept growing and in 1997 he opened McNeill Floral in York. The amount of talent, creativity, joy, and happiness that came from him is unmeasurable. Every arrangement came from his (the) heart. He certainly was a people person, and enjoyed all his visits with his customers.

    Those left to cherish his memories are his daughter Molly (Bryce) Kassik of Geneva, NE; his grandchildren Cooper and Lennyn Kassik of Geneva, NE; many cousins; and a host of friends.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sisters Marilyn and Janice.

    Memorial Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at First Presbyterian Church in York with the Reverend Ron Wakeman officiating. Inurnment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in York. Dale has been cremated, so there will be no viewing. Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m. on Monday, February 26, 2024, with the family greeting friends from 6-7:30 p.m. all at Metz Mortuary in York. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

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