Hillsboro – Lloyd David Dalke passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. He was born July 25, 1937 in Hillsboro to Jacob E. and Edna F. (Klein) Dalke. He was an accountant at John Deere in McPherson where he worked for 27 years. Survivors include: sister, Joyce A. Dalke Livengood of Wichita. Lloyd is predeceased by his parents, nephew Nathan Livengood in 1975, Nathan’s father, Eugene Livengood in 2006, and his brother, Monroe Jacob Dalke in 2016. Committal service 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro followed by interment at Gnadenau cemetery rural Hillsboro. Celebration of Life Service 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Wichita First Church of The Nazarene 1400 East Kellogg Drive. Memorials to the Church in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063. Online condolences at www.jostfuneralhome.com
Life Sketch taken from the Funeral Bulletin
Lloyd David Dalke was born July 25, 1937 in Hillsboro, Kansas to Jacob E Dalke and Edna F Klein Dalke. He was born at home because Edna’s doctor was an Osteopath. The hospital would not allow Osteopathic doctors to work there, even though Jacob was a member of the hospital board.
Lloyd lived at the home place all of his life except for 2 years when he was in the service. He served his 2 years in the office of “Vital Statistics” at the State House in Topeka.
He accepted Christ as his personal Savior as a young boy. He was baptized along with his brother, Monroe, and sister, Joyce at in Schleihuber (Shlay-oober) Lake near Hillsboro. He became a member for most of his life at the Gnadenau (Guh-nod-uh-now) Mennonite Brethren Church. When the church burned down, on Christmas Eve 1956 the church was rebuilt in town and renamed, Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church. One of Lloyd’s highlights of the old church was being able to go caroling on Christmas Eve to all the members of the church. Many would invite them in for a home soups as well as deserts all night long. However that night, after only going to a few houses, they saw the church burning. This was difficult for all.
Lloyd attended primary and high school in Hillsboro. He went on to get his Accounting BA at Tabor College. While at Tabor he worked at Vogts Grocery Store, candling eggs to help pay for his education. (Shining a bright light at the back of an eggs tells you if it is fertile or not.) After Tabor, he received a position as an accountant for John Deere Tractor in McPherson, Kansas where he worked for 27 years. He chose to live in Hillsboro on the home place to help his folks take care of the place as well as look after them.
One of his great joys was planting a big garden every year and taking care of it as well as learning how to preserve what was grown and of course, Mother was there to teach him. Before he became ill he would grow many different varieties to tomatoes aa well as other vegetables, also sharing with others.
Another one of his great joys was to be able to serve God through singing. He sang in church choirs for at least 50-60 years, starting as a teenager.
When Parkview no longer had a choir he joined his sister, Joyce, at First Church of the Nazarene in Wichita and became a member, attending as often as he could. There he found joy I singing in the choir with his sister and would go on Wednesday for choir practice. While attending the Nazarene Church, he found the Cornerstone Sunday School Class and he greatly enjoyed the teaching of Bobby Shellenberger, always looking forward to Sundays.
Lloyd became ill in September of 2016. He was admitted to the Hospital and later to Parkside Homes for rehab. After many difficult days, the Lord decided He needed Lloyd for his Garden and choir. He will be missed by many including his wonderful neighbors, who were always there to help when needed.
Lloyd is preceded in death by his Parents Jacob E and Edna F Dalke, nephew Nathan E Livengood, Nathan father Eugene K Livengood and brother Monroe J Dalke in September of this year.
He left behind his sister Joyce A Dalke Livengood who will miss him greatly and many other wonderful friends as well.