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Dale Egy

December 17, 2022

Dale Raymond Egy, affectionately known as “Uncle” to everyone who loved him, died at his home in rural Newton on December 17, 2022.   Uncle was born September 3, 1955 to Mildred Edna Zimmerman and Cecil Raymond Egy.


Uncle attended and graduated from Hesston High School in 1972. After graduation, Uncle would work at the Colonial House Restaurant in Hesston where his love for cooking would grow and his dream of pursuing culinary school would begin.  Uncle would eventually go back to the farm to help the family, putting his dreams on hold.


In 1975, Uncle would move to live with his sister Linda on the Budde Family Farm northeast of Newton.  It was there that Uncle would help raise not only thousands of pigs, but also the three Budde girls.  Though Uncle never had children of his own, he would play an integral role in shaping and molding the lives of Michelle, Mindy, and Carrie. More than just an uncle in their lives, he would provide the stability and love needed during the hard days on a working farm.   He supported them in all of their activities and was someone they could always count on.  If the girls were at the Harvey County Fair, so was Uncle.  For more than 30 years Uncle would give his time helping in the 4-H food stand, cooking French fries for the demolition derby, serving porkchops during the livestock auction, and helping shape young 4-Her’s wherever there was a need.


Those who love Uncle will remember him as being kind and ornery.  He was a fabulous cook and someone that was always there, no matter the occasion.  He was hard working, but also liked to have fun.  His great nieces and nephews looked forward to the times that Uncle was the babysitter.  Uncle was the best part of everyone’s village and it didn’t matter whether you were related to him by blood, because if you were lucky enough to know him, he would soon become your favorite Uncle, too, without even trying.


Survivors include his sisters, Phyllis Wood and Vada (Robert) Strattan; nieces and nephews Terry Dunham (David), Vickie Wood, Debra Berzes, Barry Strattan, Scott Strattan, James Mosiman, Mindy Budde (Clint) and Carrie Budde-White (Chris); great nieces and nephews Erin Mosiman (Brian), Justin Mosiman (Maddi), Cody White, Courtney White, and Jacob Budde.


He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Linda Budde; niece Michelle Mosiman; and a great-great niece, Brooklyn Boegel.


Visitation will be Thursday evening, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., with the family greeting friends 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Memorial service will be held Friday, December 23, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, with Pastor Donna Voteau officiating.


Memorials may be made to Walton Rural Life Center.


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11 thoughts on “Dale Egy

  1. Oh my I just can’t grasp this I am so very sorry He was such a good guy.. condolences to the families –

  2. Uncle you were such a fixture at the Harvey County Fair. Always helping at different events and supporting the 4H kids.

  3. It was always a pleasure cooking and of course eating all those meals. My heart is saddened with your passing. Thanks for being yourself always. Love Teresa Fishback.

  4. I have so many great memories of Uncle, and so many of them also include Michelle. Every occasion, party, or life event that we were together, Uncle was there. Growing up he spent a lot of time either laughing with us, or at us, and there is more than once I can remember him shaking his head. No matter the level of shenanigans or silliness, he never seemed to judge. I am grateful for the positive influence he had in shaping my life and I am proud to have called him my friend. He will forever hold a special place in my heart, and I hope he knew how much everyone that had the privilege to call him Uncle, loved him ❤️

  5. I will miss Uncle Dale, he was a joy to talk with and work with. Deepest condolences to the extended Budde families . His sense of humor was always a delight.

  6. Thank you for all your support to the Budde kids and for the help you gave to Linda. You efforts are greatly appreciated. May your rest be peaceful and may Perpetual Light shine upon you, Dale.

  7. So sorry to hear of Uncle Dale’s passing. Was an extreme pleasure to work with and remember us laughing all the time. Such a wonderful man! RIP

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