OBITUARY

William James Dalzell

June 21, 1942July 16, 2018
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William James Dalzell (Bill) age 76 died July 16, 2018 at 11:07 at Cross Creek of Lee's Summit Assisted Living in Lee's Summit Missouri. He was born June 21, 1942 in Guntersville, Alabama to Robert C. & Ruth Eileen (Akridge) Dalzell. Bill went to Grandview High School graduating in 1960 and was an Eagle Scout. He attended Draughton College for Architectural Drafting and Graphic Design. He served in the Army National Guard from 1962-1968 as an Army Medic. Bill worked as a Graphic designer for Pitman Manufacturing until its closure, he then went on to retire from Peterson Manufacturing after 31 years on August 1, 2016. Bill always had more than one job, usually doing something he loved. He was a dispatcher for the Grandview Police Department, this was a highlight in his life that he talked about frequently. He also managed Skateland rink in Grandview. During his tenure at Peterson he worked not only in the graphics department but was also the head of security where he enjoyed working in the Armacost Car museum. He rebuilt his beloved 1954 Kaiser Fraser, the same car he drove in his youth. Bill was an active member of the HOA region KFOCI Kaiser Fraser Club. He truly loved his Kaiser meets where he made many friends. He was also a member of the American Legion and the NRA. Bill never met a stranger and benefited from being such a friendly guy, he enjoyed going to the movies for free, getting employee discounts at several restaurants in Belton and Grandview. He also enjoyed canoeing, kayaking, camping, roller skating, driving out to Colorado every summer and Branson every Christmas with his kids, grandkids and siblings. He taught and competed in roller dancing in the 60's. Bill was an awesome dad and grandfather, he was very loving and someone you could always count on. Left to love and honor Bill are two sons Greg Dalzell and Todd Dalzell; two daughters Paula (Danny) Washam and Karen (Marty) Ross; 9 grandchildren Savanah, Kayla, Ryan, Megan, Zackary, Stormi, Samantha, Ashley and Stephen; 13 great-grandchildren Gabriel, Luke, Hayleigh, Christopher, Brycen, Morgan, Keagon, Addysun, Braylynn, Emily, Lexi, Jaymie, Jayden and one on the way; 2 brothers Robert (Wilma) Dalzell and Charles (Patty) Dalzell and 1 sister Marie (Roger)Main. Along with his nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Bill will be missed and loved beyond measure by all who knew him. Family would like to send a special thank you to Cross Creek at Lee's Summit and Kindred Hospice. Your love and care will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Alzheimer's Association-Heart of America Chapter 3846 W. 75th St, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mcgilleygeorgegrandview.com for the Dalzell family.

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  • Alzheimer's Association

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Service of Remembrance Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, July 21, 2018
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William James Dalzell

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Dave Hollen

July 26, 2018

My deepest sympathy to the family of Bill Dalzell. I met Bill through the KFOCI and we both shared an affinity for 1954 Kaisers. I drove out to Manhattan, Kansas with Bill for a meet in the mid 90's - and even though I had just met Mr. Dalzell we got along as if we had been friends forever. We communicated via telephone and email and I knew of his illness and received updates from various club members. Bill was a friend to all and was a wonderful individual. My life is much the richer for having met this fine man. God's Speed Mr. Bill Dalzell - till we meet again.

Dave Hollen
Glasgow, Pa.

Charlie Dalzell

July 20, 2018

Had a lot of good memories with brother Bill (Willie). There are a lot of memories in the pictures on this page. He would go above and beyond to see if he could help out with anything. I was in scouts also and the Boy Scout tribe of Mic-O-Say. His tribal name was "Friendly Grasshopper", brother Bobby's name was "Brother of Friendly Grasshopper" and my name was "Little Brother of Friendly Grasshopper". My oldest son, Joe, asked me when he was in scouts if he had to have a name with friendly grasshopper, and I told him to pick his own name. Which he picked "Silent Running Raccoon". He took that from a personal experience. Bill has a wonderful family. RIP Brother "Willie".

Mary Shields McClain

July 20, 2018

Will always remember the fun times with Willie and all my cousins. We always had such fun from Alabama to Texas. Kept going right through Grandview High School, sorry have not been able to see each other as we moved through the years.

Marie Dalzell Main

July 19, 2018

Bill was always laughing and having fun. He would come over to eat on holidays and come to the kids birthday. He loved to give stuffed animals for presents. I still have a bear he gave me when I was little. We went to Colorado on vacation with Bill and had a great time. We went canoeing with Bill several times. When Roger taught school I would meet Bill wherever he was eating and eat with him. He taught me to skate and play with snakes. When I called him I would ask “It’s me is it you and he would say let me check the mirror”. He would say the same when he called me. I will miss my brother terribly. Love you Bill.

Dean Van Winkle

July 19, 2018

Bill was a very kind gentleman who went out of his way to help people.

He will be missed.

Prayers for his family

Jennifer Neher

July 17, 2018

Brian, Cora, and I were sorry to hear of Bill's passing yesterday. My husband and I both worked with him everyday for over 24 years. He participated in car shows with us, was at our wedding, and fussed over Cora whenever I brought her into the office we shared in the Graphics department. Cora still has the tiger he gave her from the Kirby Van Birch magic show. We are all sad to know he is gone, but know he has moved on to a better place free of pain.

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Biography

William James Dalzell (Bill) age 76 died July 16, 2018 at 11:07 at Cross Creek of Lee's Summit Assisted Living in Lee's Summit Missouri. He was born June 21, 1942 in Guntersville, Alabama to Robert C. & Ruth Eileen (Akridge) Dalzell. Bill went to Grandview High School graduating in 1960 and was an Eagle Scout. He attended Draughton College for Architectural Drafting and Graphic Design. He served in the Army National Guard from 1962-1968 as an Army Medic. Bill worked as a Graphic designer for Pitman Manufacturing until its closure, he then went on to retire from Peterson Manufacturing after 31 years on August 1, 2016. Bill always had more than one job, usually doing something he loved. He was a dispatcher for the Grandview Police Department, this was a highlight in his life that he talked about frequently. He also managed Skateland rink in Grandview. During his tenure at Peterson he worked not only in the graphics department but was also the head of security where he enjoyed working in the Armacost Car museum. He rebuilt his beloved 1954 Kaiser Fraser, the same car he drove in his youth.
Bill was an active member of the HOA region KFOCI Kaiser Fraser Club. He truly loved his Kaiser meets where he made many friends. He was also a member of the American Legion and the NRA.
Bill never met a stranger and benefited from being such a friendly guy, he enjoyed going to the movies for free, getting employee discounts at several restaurants in Belton and Grandview.
He also enjoyed canoeing, kayaking, camping, roller skating, driving out to Colorado every summer and Branson every Christmas with his kids, grandkids and siblings. He taught and competed in roller dancing in the 60's.
Bill was an awesome dad and grandfather, he was very loving and someone you could always count on.
Left to love and honor Bill are two sons Greg Dalzell and Todd Dalzell; two daughters Paula (Danny) Washam and Karen (Marty) Ross; 9 grandchildren Savanah, Kayla, Ryan, Megan, Zackary, Stormi, Samantha, Ashley and Stephen; 13 great-grandchildren Gabriel, Luke, Hayleigh, Christopher, Brycen, Morgan, Keagon, Addysun, Braylynn, Emily, Lexi, Jaymie, Jayden and one on the way; 2 brothers Robert (Wilma) Dalzell and Charles (Patty) Dalzell and 1 sister Marie (Roger)Main. Along with his nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Bill will be missed and loved beyond measure by all who knew him.
Family would like to send a special thank you to Cross Creek at Lee's Summit and Kindred Hospice. Your love and care will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Alzheimer's Association-Heart of America Chapter 3846 W. 75th St, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mcgilleygeorgegrandview.com for the Dalzell family.