Dale Leon Pruter, 64, of Great Bend, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at his residence in Dundee, Kansas.
Dale is the oldest son of Orville and Betty (Zweifel) Pruter of Natoma, Kansas. He was born January 19, 1956 at the Plainville Hospital. Later he was joined by four more brothers and sister. He went to school in Plainville, and graduated from Plainville High School with the Class of 1974.
Dale served his country in the U. S. Marines.
Dale was united in marriage to Jane Thummel at the Church of the Nazarene in Plainville on November 24, 1979. They had three children; Joel, Amanda and Katie.
Dale was a Social Worker and later a Teacher in Syracuse, Kansas. He worked with foreign exchange students. Dale had traveled to Europe many times.
Dale loved his animals of all kinds. He enjoyed gardening, antiques, cooking and playing with his grandkids. He moved back to Natoma then to Great Bend where he has spent the last 20 years. He also worked at Loves Country Store.
Dale’s surviving family include his son, Joel Pruter (Erin) of Hays, Kansas; two daughters, Amanda Markley (Andrew) of Goodland, Kansas and Katie Snodgrass (Geoffrey) of Spavinaw, Oklahoma; father and mother, Orville and Betty Pruter of Natoma, Kansas; four grandchildren, Rayne Markley, Jensen Markley, Itzhak Pruter and Avram Pruter; four brothers, Gale Pruter (Teresa) of Osborne, Kansas, Daryl Pruter (Lisa) of Neodesha, Kansas, Doug Pruter (Dina) of Hays, Kansas and Kevin Pruter (France) of Blue Springs, Missouri; eight nieces and nephews, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister Susan LaJoy Pruter.
Celebration of Dale’s Life will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Natoma United Methodist Church in Natoma, Kansas. A Private family committal will follow at the Natoma City Cemetery. The family will be present to greet friends from 10:00 AM to start of service, Monday at the Church. Condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.