Dale Riley Dilliner
”1938 - 2006”
Dale Riley Dilliner
68, Wyandotte, Okla., passed away Friday, March 10, 2006.
Dale was born Feb. 2, 1938, in Wyandotte, to Riley and Gladys Brown Dilliner. He was a graduate of Wyandotte High School.
He was united in marriage to Patricia Carol Daugherty in 1961. They later divorced.
Dale was a member of the Seneca Cayuga Tribe and had previously served on the Tribal Business Committee. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1956 to 1959, and was an atomic test veteran in Nevada, during that time. He was a retired meat cutter and business representative for UFCW Local 340. Those who spent time with Dale most likely gained a significant amount of knowledge from his wisdom. He was an avid fisherman, spent hours reading and loved watching sports.
Surviving family members include his son, John Mark Dilliner and wife, Kathy, of Joplin, Mo.; daughter, Julie ?Missy? Gay and husband, Tom, of Claremore, Okla.; five sisters, Lois Johnson, of Wyandotte, Phyllis Postoak, of Jay, Okla., Julie Dilliner, of Wyandotte, Joyce Passeau, of Peculiar, Mo., and Janice Quick, of Wyandotte; brother, Jerry Dilliner, of Wyandotte; grandchildren, Tara Murray, of Miami, Okla., Heather Wofford, of Claremore, Whitney Wofford, of Stillwater, Okla., and Riley and Rhett Gay, of Claremore; and great-grandchildren, Kaston Campbell, of Claremore, and Makenna Murray, of Miami. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Riley and Gladys Dilliner; his first wife, Patricia Carol Dilliner; brothers, James Dilliner and David Dilliner; and sister, Monte Rae Dilliner.
At his request and so another life may be saved, he donated his body to the University of Kansas Medical Center under the Willed Body Program. He had always expressed the importance of this decision to his children. A memorial service will be held at his home on Saturday, March 25, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers and in his honor, please make donations to Heaven & Earth Hospice, 3 South Main, Miami, Okla. 74354.
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