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Obituaries

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Dale E. McAllister 1954 - 2012 Trail Creek, Indiana

Dale E. McAllister, 58, of Trail Creek, Indiana and formerly of Manhattan, Kansas, passed away unexpectedly at 7:15 a.m., Monday, August 27, 2012 at his home.
He was born June 14, 1954 in Fairfield, Iowa to Roy and Winona (Curry) McAllister, the fourth of five children. Dale graduated from Winfield-Mt. Union High School. He continued his education at the University of Iowa where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Science and a Juris Doctor degree with Order of the Coif honors.
Dale married Nancy J. Kollhoff on May 20, 2004 in Lawrence, Kansas. He was previously married and divorced from Karen Winn, with whom he had three children.
He was a member of the Manhattan First United Methodist Church. He taught Junior and Senior High Sunday school classes; was involved in mission trips to Mississippi, Mexico, and Jamaica; participated in local outreach projects including Harvesters and Habitat for Humanity; and was an active learner in numerous Bible study groups.
The bulk of Dale’s professional career was spent at American Century Investments (Kansas City), United Missouri Bank (Kansas City), and Security Benefit Corp. (Topeka, Kansas) where he practiced employee benefit (ERISA) law. Most recently he was employed by Horizon Bank in Michigan City, Indiana, in the Trust and Investment Management Department.
Dale is survived by his partner Nancy Kollhoff of the home; three children: Elliott “Jamie” McAllister of Olathe, Kansas; Sarah (Matt) Groneman of Vincennes, Indiana; Kevin McAllister of Manhattan, Kansas; two step-daughters: Heather (Jeff ) Clinger of Tonganoxie, Kansas; Erin (Jay) Wiesner of Kansas City, Kansas; three grandchildren: Hannah Clinger, Abby Groneman, and Joshua Clinger; and siblings: Roy (Leni) McAllister of Papillion, Nebraska; Louise (Verlyn) Noring of Indianola, Iowa; Wayne (Kerry) McAllister of Carmichael, California.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Winona McAllister, and his brother Bruce McAllister.
The family will celebrate Dale’s life on Saturday, September 22, at 10am at the DeSoto United Methodist Church, DeSoto, Kansas with the Rev. Barb Clinger officiating. The service will include Holy Communion with an open table. A private inurnment will follow at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations go to Habitat for Humanity, the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission or the Reconciling Ministries Network of the United Methodist Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
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