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Obituary for Wilbur Dale Miller

Wilbur Dale  Miller
Wilbur Dale Miller, 88, of Atchison, KS, passed away, Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Atchison Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Memorial Services will be 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with Rev. Michael Strickland, officiating. Family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Sunday, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Emporia, KS on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:30 AM. Memorial contributions in honor of Dale are suggested to the First Baptist Church or the Atchison Humane Society and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Words of sympathy and remembrance may be left online at

Wilbur Dale Miller was born on August 7, 1929 in Holton, KS, the son of Charles and Ocie (Coffelt) Miller. Dale moved to Atchison with his mother, Ocie, and step father, Guy Wheeler, in 1943 and graduated from Atchison High School in 1947. Dale served his country in the US Navy, being discharged in 1950. For the past sixty-two years, Dale has worked with Steinlite Corporation in Atchison as a production manager. Dale was a faithful member of the Atchison First Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon, Trustee of the church, and former Sunday School Superintendant; a Past Master (1962) and member of the Atchison Masonic Lodge #158; member of the Topeks Camping Club. Dale enjoyed camping, yard work, gardening and crafts. Dale especially loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Dale and Adalee Padgett were married on August 25, 1951 in Atchison.

Dale is survived by his wife of 66 years, Adalee, of the home; two daughters, Cheryl Lynn (Mark) Fink, Topeka, KS, and Lori Ann (Gary) Andrews, Emporia, KS; two grandchildren, Sarah Lynn Fink, Spring Hill, KS and Sinjin Michael (Amber) Andrews, Emporia; two great grandchildren, Abeni and Alivia Andrews; brother, Jack (Sandy) Miller, Topeka; sister-in-law, Bonnie Wheeler, Kansas City, MO; Aunt Carrie Miller, Holton.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather; two brothers, Charles Miller and Dick Wheeler.
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