Dale Sterling Crumbaker

Male 1916 - 1947  (31 years)


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  • Name Dale Sterling Crumbaker 
    Born 9 Feb 1916  Onaga, KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jun 1947  Manhattan, KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13661  Williams Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2016 

    Father Charles Andrew Crumbaker
              b.
    20 Jul 1888, Onaga, KS Find all individuals with events at this location
              d.
    11 Sep 1980, Onaga, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Adda Belle Brown
              b.
    1892
              d.
    1977  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 7 May 1913  Onaga, KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1627  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • Onaga Kansas Obituaries


      Dale Sterling Crumbaker, son of Charles and Belle Brown Crumbaker, was born at Onaga, KS, February 9, 1916 and passed away at Manhattan, KS, June 8, 1947, at the age of 31 years.

      He grew to manhood at Onaga, and graduated from Onaga High School with the class of 1935. In 1936 he accepted employment on the Kansas State Agronomy Farm, where he continued for 5 years, resigning to volunteer for service in the U. S. Army February 24, 1941. After training at Camp Robinson, he was sent to St. Louis, MO for a mechanical course and later was transferred to the pacific coast in Southern California where he served until December 1945.

      In January 1946 he was discharged and returned to Manhattan where he resumed his work as foreman on the Agronomy farm. It was during a tour of inspection on this farm that he was stricken with a heart attack that took his life without warning.

      He was united in marriage to Naomi Ruth Lewis at San Luis Obispo, CA April 19, 1942. To this union was born one daughter, Judy Mae, 8 months.

      He was a member of the M. E. church at Onaga since early childhood, but transferred to the First M. E. church at Manhattan, where the last sad rites were held, conducted by Rev. Dr. H. B. Cockerill, assisted by Rev. G. L. Taylor. A special soloist sang ?Some Day We?ll Understand? and a hymn of triumph, ?I Know That My Redeemer Liveth?.

      He was an active member of the American Legion at Manhattan, whose members participated at the burial service by playing taps and presenting the flag to the loving wife from the flag-draped casket.

      Surviving relatives are his wife and little daughter; his parents of the Stockdale community; his sisters, Mrs. Helen Dent of Kansas City, MO, Mrs. Frances Moyer, Seneca, Mrs. Dorothy Johnson, Hutchinson, Mrs. Nada Belle McCool, Urbana, IL, Ardath, Roberta, Carol Jane and Marjorie of the home; his brothers, Don of Colby and Evan of Belvue; his grandmothers, Mrs. A. J. Crumbaker of Newton and Mrs. F. A. Brown of Onaga; and other relatives and friends who will miss his hearty greeting.

      His young life was full of promise, but ?He liveth long who liveth well?, and Dale?s life was rich in good deeds and cheerful service for his family and friends.