Gale has been a licensed funeral director for over 30 years. He attended Mortuary School at the University of Minnesota and began working for Warner Funeral Home in 1973. He became a partner until his semi-retirement in 2004.
Gale is a member of Sacred Heart Church in Spencer, where he has served on the Finance Council for several years. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he has attained the height of Fourth Degree, and has, in the past, been on the board serving as Grand Knight. He played on the Sacred Heart softball team for many years, was a member of the Spencer Jaycees for twelve years, and joined HiNoon Kiwanis, where he continued to be active for many years.
Gale and his wife Terry have two children, Brady and Jenny, and three grandchildren.