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Alvin Dale Williams
Kiowa – Alvin Dale Williams was born May 4, 1928 in Milan, Kansas, the son of Alvin Lee and Dora “Lettie” Robinson Williams. Dale joined the United States Army at the end of WW II. After spending some time in Japan, he returned home to marry his true love. On November 11, 1949 Dale was united in marriage with Wilda Wacker at Harper, Kansas. This union was blessed with three children, Alvin, Londa, and Kevin. Dale and Wilda lived in Harper, then Cunningham where Dale worked for Western Power as a lineman. In 1960 they moved to Kiowa, Kansas. Here he continued working as a lineman and he also began farming. Dale soon quit Western Power and became a full time farmer from which he retired in 1995. Due to his love of children, he enjoyed spending time with each new generation of the family. He made many special memories with the kids. He was also known as the jokester of the family. On January 1, 2015 Dale passed from this life at Kiowa District Hospital in Kiowa, Kansas at the age of 86 years, 7 months, 28 days.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wilda Williams; one brother, Dwayne “Bill” Williams; one sister, Dora Slagee.

Dale will be missed by son, Alvin Williams and wife, Jackie of Damascus, Arkansas, daughter, Londa Fischer and husband, Eugene of Hazelton, Kansas, son, Kevin Williams of Danville, Pennsylvania; grandkids, Heather Blick, Elexa Lucas and husband, Austin, Lindsey McMoran and husband, Cam, Logan Williams and wife, Hannah; six great grandkids; sister, Zelda Basinger and husband, Gene, sister, Ladenna Wempen; brother, Elroy Williams and wife, June; sister-in-law, Pat Williams and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service for Dale Williams will be Monday, January 5, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Lanman Chapel in Kiowa with burial in Riverview Cemetery. Viewing will be Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home

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Alvin, Londa and Kevin,
So sorry to hear about your Dad. 
Even though it's been years since I had seen  your Dad and your Mom still thought of them many times.  Caretha Pickell Thomas 


So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mark and Marcy Kastens



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