Dale E. Hamilton, 83, passed away on Sept. 22, 2018

Dale Edward Hamilton, 83, passed away Sept. 22, 2018, at Wheat State Manor after a long battle with cancer.
Visitation will befrom 5:30 to 8 p.m. on  Tuesday, Oct.  2, 2018 at Heritage Funeral Home, 206 E. Central Ave, El Dorado. Funeral services will be at 2  p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at Cassoday United Methodist Church, 223 Washington St., Cassoday. Interment to follow at the Cassoday Cemetery.
He was born to Joel and Ola(Rector) Hamilton, on Sept. 8, 1935 and lived his entire life on the family farm, homesteaded by his grandparents, where he raised hogs, sheep, cattle and crops.
Dale attended grade school in Cassoday, El Dorado High School and graduated from El Dorado Junior College in 1955. He was a 4-H and FFA member. After graduation he worked for the Kansas Turnpike, farmed full time and over the years also drove a truck part time.
Dale married Donna DeWitt in December of 1959. She preceded him in death in 2015.
He is survived by: his children, Dala Roberts (Don) of Lindsborg, Dan (Yolanda) of Whitewater, and Donnie(Debbie) of rural Newton; grandchildren, Danielle Hamilton, and Mandy Shaver of California, Kyle Redinger of Wichita, Matt Roberts of Lindsborg, Megan Roberts of Manhattan, Melissa Hamilton of Manhattan, Dylan Hamilton, Ryan Hamilton and Madison Hamilton of Whitewater; and 4 great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his grandson Derek Roberts.
Dale's life revolved around farming, as was shown evident even in his last months. He helped rake hay and check the heifers that were due to calve.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Butler Community College Foundation for a  Dale Hamilton Memorial Agriculture Scholarship, 901 S. Haverhill Rd., El Dorado, KS 67042; Cassoday United Methodist Church, 223 Washington St., Cassoday, KS 66842; Wheat State Manor, 601 S. Main St., Whitewater, KS 67154; Harry Hynes Hospice, 313 S. Market St., Wichita, KS 67202.
Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, El Dorado.