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John Owen Dalke

October 21, 1964 — February 17, 2020

John Owen Dalke, 55, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. John was born on October 21, 1964, in Hillsboro, Kansas. He attended Hillsboro schools and graduated with the class of 1983. John enjoyed playing football and golf, serving as the basketball manager, participating in debate, forensics and vocal music throughout high school. In 1987, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Kansas. He remained at KU to receive his Master’s of Business Administration in 1989.

John worked as a Real Estate broker at the Real Estate Center in Hillsboro. He was an avid KU sports fan and bowler. He was active in his community through his service in the Son’s of American Legion, Post 366, and the Hillsboro Kiwanis Club. John especially enjoyed being Santa Claus for the Marion County Toy Run.

John was preceded in death by his grandparents, A.H. and Doris Dalke, and Julius and Martha Penner; his uncles, Paul Dalke and James Dalke; and his aunt, Karen Penner. He is survived by his parents, John and Delores Dalke of Hillsboro; his brother, Mark (Pat), of Hillsboro; his brother, Matt (Jamey) of Chapman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 22, at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church, rural Hillsboro. Pastor Gaylord Goertzen will officiate. Burial will be at Ebenfeld Cemetery following the services. Friends may call at the Hillsboro Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, February 21.

Contributions in memory of John may be made to the Marion County Toy Run, in care of Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home, 902 East D St., Hillsboro, KS 67063. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of John at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, February 21, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

St. Paul Lutheran Church

114 N 8th St, Herington, KS 67449

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Hillsboro Chapel

902 E D St, Hillsboro, KS 67063

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