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Dale P. Mahan

June 29, 2013

Rossville-Dale Paul Mahan, 76, Rossville, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka.

He was born February 13, 1937 at Holcomb, MO, the son of Byron and Amy Borer Mahan.  At an early age he moved to the Garnett community and graduated from Parker High School in 1955.

Dale had worked for the State of Kansas for 45 years retiring in 2000.  He worked for the Highway Commission and later for the Kansas State Board of Agricultural Division of Resource as the Water Commissioner.  He had lived in the Rossville community for many years.  Dale was very community minded and was instrumental in the early years of the Tall Corn Festival.  He was a past member of the Lions Club.  He coached youth softball, baseball and basketball.  Dale was an avid fisherman, hunter and golfer.  He was proud of his 45 years of service with the State of Kansas.  Dale was very involved with his grandchildren and never missed any of their sporting events. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Edwin, Delmer, Walter, Jack and Leon Mahan and two sisters Sylvia Gibbons and Doris Jean Ackerman.

On March 16, 1958 he was united in marriage to Louzetta Moore at Yates Center.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Robin (Sheri) Mahan, Manhattan, his daughter, Cherry Mahan, St. Marys; sister-in-law, Marcia Collins, Overbrook; three sisters, Margaret Weidt, Sacramento, CA,  Billie Tyson, Plains and Dorothy Myers, Sedgwick; two grandchildren, Logan and Matalyn and many nieces an nephews

Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the Rossville United Methodist Church.  Interment will be in the Rossville Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research or the Kathleen Mai Respiratory Research Fund and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple, St. Marys, Kansas 666536.  

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10 thoughts on “Dale P. Mahan

  1. Oh my, I just looked at the obituaries and saw where Dale passed away. I am so sorry. He put up a good fight with his illness. My heart goes out to you. You were a good care giver. You are in our thoughts. Take care.

  2. Robin and Family: On behalf of the Berry family, we want to express our sympathy in your time of loss. I remember fondly working with Dale and Robin in the backyard playing catch and pitching. Dale was a good man who gave of his time to kids, family, and community. He will be missed. We just lost our father a few weeks ago, so if there is anything we can do to help, let us know. God bless and take care…

  3. Our prayers of sympathy for all of you, Dale and you all were great friends to live next to. Hold on to all the special memories. May God comfort all of you.

  4. Dear Aunt Lou, Robin and Sheri, Cherry, Marcia Kay and Cherry…We’re so very sad that Uncle Dale had to leave us earlier than we wanted but we pray you will find peace that only Jesus can give during this time. We’re thankful we got to spend a little time with him last week and you all too. Uncle Dale was a wonderful, caring man who would always do anything for anyone. We are blessed to have so many great memories of him and I was so proud that he was my Uncle! We love you all and wish our trip could be extended a little longer.

  5. Lou and Family,

    So sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. I will certainly miss him!

    Comfort to you all.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you on the passing of Dale. My mother, Fern Rogers, always spoke so highly of you folks.

  7. Dear Lou and family,

    So sorry to hear of your loss! Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.


  8. Mahan Family,
    Thinking of you all during this most difficult time in your lives. Dale was a wonderful wonderful man. Very caring and compassionate to all he met. I had the pleasure of knowing him while he was on the Golf Commission for the St. Marys Golf Course while I was the manager. He did so many things for that course and it was appreciated by all of us there. Thanks Dale Manhan for the memories you have left behind. God bless you all. My heart does ache for you each one as he will be missed by many.

  9. Cherry – so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. I was privileged to work with Dale for several years at Water Resources. Such a good man – I’m so sorry for your loss.

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