Dale E. Weien, 77, also known as D.E. Weien, Ottawa, Kan., died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at his home.
Graveside services were Monday, July 8, 2013, at Highland Cemetery.
Dale was born Sunday, Sept. 1, 1935, in Ottawa. He was the son of Joy and Ruth (Channel) Weien.
Dale drove many races at the Ottawa race track.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in France.
Dale worked for Bennett’s Creamery in Ottawa and was a conductor for Atchison-Topeka-Santa Fe Railroad. He owned Dale Weien Antique Autos and co-founded the Ottawa Antique Auto Club. He was well known for his antique auctions, which brought in people from all over the United States (CB handle, Wheeler Dealer).
He loved trapshooting, quail and pheasant hunting. He enjoyed collecting antiques, dealing in old cars, and especially making new friends. His most recent years were spent with his dogs, his grandchildren, and taking care of his farm.
Survivors include his five children, Vicki Langton, Perry, Kan., Ronnie Weien, Ottawa, James Weien, Ottawa, Jay Weien, Pomona, and Jeff Weien, Ottawa; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Preceding Dale in death were his parents; and sister, Waydeen Smith.
Dale was loved by many and will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.
An online guest book is available at www.dengelmortuary.com