Mr. Dale Foland 81, of Trenton died Sunday Morning June 2, 2013 at North Care Hospice House, North Kansas City, Mo.
Mr. Forrest Dale Foland was born Feb. 12, 1932 North of Tindal the son of Ross Edward and Allie Ella Oyler Foland. He attended Tindal. Terry George, and Locust Grove Grade Schools. He Began the 7th Grade at Trenton Junior High School and graduated from Trenton High School in 1949. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict Nov. 16, 1950 and discharged Aug. 15, 1954. He served one year in the fleet on U.S. Windham Bay and three years in Seabees in the Philippines and Guam. After his military service he attended Trenton Junior College from 1954 to 1955, then from Jan. 1956 to March 1958 he attended Finlay Engineering College graduating with his B.S. in Construction Engineering.
He worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation in 1955 doing inspections and surveying, then from 1958 to 1962 worked for Kansas Department Of Transportation as a Bridge Designer, then went to worked for Burgwin & Martin Consulting Engineers from 1962 to 1968 working on Missouri and Kansas bridges and Corp. of Engineers bridges. Then from 1968 to 1972 worked for Crowley, Wade, Milstead as Chief Bridge Engineer on Missouri bridges, building, and water distribution. Worked for McCanless & Associated as Chief Engineer from 1972 to 1973, for Associated Consultants, Inc. from 1974 to 1991 as owner and Chief Engineer, C.P. Engineers from 1991 to 1996 in their Topeka, Kansas office as Chief Engineer and in their Garden City, Kan. office from 1996 to 2001 as office manager and Chief Engineer.
Jobs that Dale worked on included bridges, buildings, fire stations, schools, roads, highways, streets, water systems, sewage collection system, water treatment plants, landfills, planning studies, subdivision regulations, zoning regulations water pumping stations, storm drainage, subdivisions, building inspections, water districts, standpipes, water towers and tennis courts.
He had professional Engineering Licenses in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri.
Societies he was a member of include life member of AWWA & ASCE, retired member of ACI & WEF. Others include NSPE, MSPE, and KSPE.
Was a member of, including life Member of VFW, was commander of Major Dale Stepp Post No. 31 American Legion in 2006, Trenton Masonic Lodge No. 111 AF & AM, Scottish Rite, Ararat Shrine, Richmond Shrine Club past president, R. Shrine Club Mini Bike Parade Unit, Moose Lodge and former of Kiwanis and Rotary.
He was Deacon and Elder of Hodge Presbyterian Church.
On July 29, 1955 he was married to Shirley Ann McNair at Trenton.
His survivors include his wife Shirley of the home, three daughters Diana Charline Hall and Husband Ricky of Kansas City, Mo., Elaine Ann Peters of Overland Park, Kan., and Coleen Danielle Pearson and husband Mark of Richmond. One son Duane Foland of Richmond; 10 grandchildren Daniel Ray Timmons, Stacy Jean Smith and husband Travis, Natalie Brooke Foland, Christopher Ross Foland, Lauren Elizabeth O’dell, Stephanie Ann Bond and husband Adam, Holly Danielle Brady, Mallari Beth Pearson, Evyn Analise Pearson, and Shaina Karynn Pearson. Six great-grandchildren Gage Isasc John Parker, Eli Kendall James Foland, Emma Ann Bond, Rylie Renee Timmons, Lily Marie Smith, and Alexis Ward. Two sisters Sonna Lou Wiggins and husband Bill and Mary Ella Holt and husband Ed all of Trenton. Three brothers Bernard Duane Foland of Colorado Springs, Colo., Terry Edward Foland and wife Frieda of Astoria, Ill.and Novy Elbert Foland and wife Mary Ellen of Trenton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two infants sisters Elsie Nadine and Betty Lucille Foland.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 5, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hodge Presbyterian Church, Trenton with Rev. Steve Merrin officiating. Burial will be in South Evans Cemetery Northeast of Trenton.
Family visitation will be held Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.
Memorials To: Hodge Presbyterian Church, Joseph L. Norton Post NO. 919 V.F.W., and Major Dale Stepp Post No. 31 American Legion.
The body is at the Slater Funeral Home, Trenton.