Donald R. Dole, age 81

Donald R. Dole

Donald R. Dole, age 81, of Yates Center, Kansas, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016. He was born October 2, 1935, in Gypsum, Kansas, the son of Clem and Margaret (Kessler) Dole. Don Dole and ex-wife Marjorie (Smoot) Dole had two children.

He is survived by his son Gary and wife Stacy of Black Hawk, South Dakota, his sister Patricia Larson of Iola, Kansas, his aunt Evelyn Miller of California, also many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Dianna Lynn, his parents Clem and Margaret Dole, and his grandparents, Archie & Sadie Kessler.
He graduated high school and 2 years of Junior College in Iola, Kansas. He was called to service (Army) in 1958, serving two years. He spent time in Arizona as a construction worker, then South Dakota working carpentry and building construction. The last 10 years have been in Neosho Falls, Yates Center, and the Iola area where he grew up.
He had a great respect for the outdoors hunting, fishing and teaching his son the same values.
He endured many health issues for the last few years of his life. His family and friends were an important part of his life. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and friends to honor his life was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at The Greenery in Iola, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to your favorite charity in Don's name.

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