Gale B. Chase

  • Born: September 3, 1922
  • Died: November 7, 2018
  • Location: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home

302 Columbus Street
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Tel. (608) 837-5400

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gale B. Chase, age 96, passed away on November 7, 2018, in Madison. He was born September 3, 1922, the son of Philip and Catherine (Kehres) Chase. He married Alice Schernecker in May of 1945.
Gale served in the Army during WWII in radio communications. After discharge he returned home to continue farming and started Chase Radio and TV, with his brother Clarence. After retiring from farming he worked full time in the Radio and TV business until his retirement. He was a former Town of Bristol Treasurer. Gale was a quiet, kind, loving and giving person. Gale was a member of the American Legion Post 333, and the Sun Prairie Rotary Club.
Gale is survived by his son, Gary (Carol); 2 granddaughters, Pam (Rick) Lange of Waunakee and Jennifer (Hady) Diallo of Sun Prairie; 5 great-grandsons, Chris Lange, Jonah Lange, Zachary Lange, Moussa Diallo and Eli Diallo; sister-in-law Shirley Schernecker; 5 nieces, Rita, Janet, Susan, Lisa and Tracy; and 2 nephews, Phil and Bob.
He was preceded in death by his wife Alice; son Philip; brother and sister-in-law Clarence and Eleanor; brothers-in-law Louis and Fritz; sister-in-law Betsy; nephew Terry; and nieces Margo and Christine.
The family wishes to thank the staff at the Sun Prairie Health Care Center and St. Mary's Hospital, 5th floor cardiac unit. We also extend our thanks to Audrey and Kay Lukes for their friendship and help.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, 227 Columbus Street in Sun Prairie. Father Grant Thies will preside. A visitation will be on Monday, November 12, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, 302 Columbus St., Sun Prairie, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Legion, Sacred Hearts Building and Grounds, Sacred Hearts Cemetery Fund or a charity of your choice.
Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral & Cremation
Sun Prairie 608-837-5400


Condolence & Memory Journal

Gale was a good friend of my grandmother, Ruth Grimm. I remember Gale as always being quiet, kind and caring. When I visited my grandmother, I would always see Gale as well. I found Gale the most talkative when I would ask him about his childhood and how things have changed in Sun Prairie through the years. One such memory he shared with me was the history of the building of what is now the Nitty Gritty. He had some fond memories of when this building was used as a canning company. This story, as well as some others, helped me understand and become closer to Gale. I just wish I would have asked more questions in the times we had.

Please accept my condolences on your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jason Grimm - Janesville, WI - Friend   November 12, 2018

I meet Gale back in the 70's while working for Tv Clinic in Madison and was a great friend of Mike Schmidt who purchased the business from Gale Great man ..

Posted by Bob Danielson - Edgerton, WI - Acquaintance   November 12, 2018

The volunteers, flight team and board of Badger Honor Flight mourn the loss of their hero, Gale Chase. We are thankful for his military service and proud to have served him on his trip to Washington, D.C. on October 13, 2012.

Posted by Tammi Alexander, Badger Honor Flight - Madison, WI   November 09, 2018

My sympathies to the family. I had a lot of contact with Gale in the '50's when I was into electronics. I bought my first tape recorder (reel to reel) from him. I also helped him install some TV antennas. I still have an old tube caddy that he was replacing and offered it to me.

I was so glad I had a chance to talk to him a year ago when we attended a memorial service for my father and other legion members that had passed that year.

I will all ways remember him as a good friend.

May God bless you in this time of sorrow.

Dale Duckert

Posted by Dale Duckert - Omaha, NE - Friend   November 09, 2018