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Dale Eugene Oliver 1924 - 2020
Dale Eugene Oliver

Dale Eugene Oliver, 96, passed away Sept. 26, 2020, at Medicalodges of Great Bend. He was born July 1, 1924, in Salina, the son of Thomas O. and Effie (Skaggs) Oliver. He moved to Great Bend from Salina in 1961 to join Security State Bank from which he retired in 1988 as Vice Chairman and CEO. Later he served as a Member Relations Consultant for the American Bankers Association.  

He was a director of the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau, BCC Foundation, Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, Kansas Council of Economic Education, University of Kansas Greater University Fund and the Community Hospital Association. He also was a former Campaign Chairman of the Great Bend United Way and served the Kansas Bankers Association as a member of the Governing Council plus several KBA Commissions, as well as an Associate Councilman for the American Institute of Banking and President of the local chapter of the Bank Administration Institute. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and attended Trinity Lutheran Church.

He was a 1949 graduate of the University of Kansas, a member of Phi Delta Theta, social fraternity and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, honorary business school society.

He served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater with 773rd Amphibian Tractor Battalion, United States Army, in World War II, and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service of Keise Shima, Ryukyo Islands.

On Nov. 14, 1954, he married Donna Jean Deines, in Salina. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Daniel D. and wife Julie of Raleigh N.C., and David E. and wife Eva of Tulsa, Okla.; one daughter, Sarah A. Morris and husband Dave of Salina; seven grandchildren, Tim Oliver, Katie Oliver, Ted Oliver, Chloe Oliver (Ben Apple), Amanda Ewertz (Branden), Abby McKinney (Chris) MacKenzie Morris, and by five great grandchildren. He was preceded in passing by one brother, Thomas O.; and one sister, Marjorie Joan Cregger. 

There will be no visitation. Private graveside services will be held at Roselawn Cemetery, Salina, with Rev. Jon Brudvig presiding. Military honors will be provided by the Ft. Riley Honor Guard. Memorials may be given to BCC Foundation or Trinity Lutheran Church, in care of Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Rd., Great Bend, KS, 67530. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home 

1425 Patton Road 

Great Bend, KS. 67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 30, 2020