Donald Kip” Dandliker, 63, of rural Humboldt, passed away at his home on Thursday, May 21, 2015. He was born Oct. 22, 1951 in Fairbury to Don and Julie Dandliker, of Dawson.  

Kip grew up in Nebraska and Colorado. He graduated from Manitou Springs (CO) High School in 1970. After graduation, he attended college at Pueblo, CO, where he played football for the Mighty Mustangs.

Following college, he served in the Army National Guard. After military service, he then moved to the Humboldt community in 1977, to pursue his dream of farming. He has continued to reside on the family farm, southeast of Humboldt. His many hobbies included rodeo competitions, dirt biking, four-wheeling, hunting and fishing, NASCAR racing, and his ideal dream of panning for gold. His most perfected hobby was the art of ‘jocularity’, to be teased by Kip, was to be loved by Kip.

He is survived by his daughter, Carri (Bryan) Kistner, of Richland, MI; son, Kevin Dandliker, of Dawson; four granddaughters, Carrington, Mackenzie and Jessica Kistner, and Brie Dandliker-Johnson; significant other, Donna Koehn; and many other beloved relatives and friends. Kip was proceeded in death by his parents; and a brother, Steven.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery in Dawson. Friends and family gathered at the AG Building for a celebration of Kip’s life. Memorial contributions can be left to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, or Boy Scout Troop 387, sent in care of Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia, Sabetha, KS 66534.

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