Dale E. Creed

Dale E. Creed passed away at age 68 from cancer on April 6, 2020 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hutchison on March 15, 1952 to Lois and Willis (Bill) Creed. Raised in Windom Kansas Dale graduated from Little River High School. He attended the University of Kansas and DeVry and received his masters at Keller University.

Dale was a paramedic most of his life, working in Riley and Douglas counties he was a founding member of KEMTA. He also worked in Douglas County Emergency Preparedness, at Trinity Lutheran Church and Hallmark. Dale married Coleen (Vaughn) Creed in 1973. He is remembered by his kindness, sense of humor and never-ending quest for knowledge.

He is preceded in death by his Father and Father-in-law Winfred ‘Toots’ Vaughn. Dale is survived by his wife, children Mary and David Creed, daughter-in-law Erica and brothers John (wife Carol) and Brad (wife Pat), Mother and Mother-in-law Velma Vaughn.

No services are scheduled at this time.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Trinity Lutheran Church or VNA and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

20 Condolences

  1. Julie Rockhold Tesch on April 7, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Colleen and family,
    I’m so sorry to read about David’s passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

  2. Marcia, Steve, Justin, and Matt Riley on April 7, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Dear Colleen, Mary and David,
    We are so sorry to read about Dale’s passing. Mary, David, Justin, and Matt were lucky enough to go to June’s daycare, where we were all one, big extended family. We have such fond memories of Dale and of what a good and loving husband and father he was. Our hearts go out to you.

  3. Martha wright on April 7, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Colleen and family. I’m so sad to hear of the passing of Dale. So many good memories from years long ago. I’ve always been here for you and I still am.
    God bless you all and give you strength in the days. to follow

  4. Harlanne Robertd on April 7, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Dear Coleen and family,

    The news of Dale’s passing is such a shock. Bruce and I send all our love and prayers for all of you. And in this time of such social disruption, it would be wonderful to be able to give you a hug and comfort, Sll our love and sympathy.

  5. Janet Wozniak on April 7, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    So sorry to hear of your husbands death. Wishing you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    Janet (Hill) Wozniak

  6. Connie and Murray Flory on April 8, 2020 at 7:50 am

    Coleen, we are so sorry for loss!
    Sending you a huge hug of support and lots of prayers.

    Connie (Christian) and Murray

  7. Carol Hout on April 8, 2020 at 9:11 am

    Coleen, so sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. My heartfelt prayers and hugs to you, Mary and David.

  8. Joyce Collins on April 8, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    I am thinking of you Coleen. So sorry to read of Dale’s death. Cherish those good memories!

  9. Richard, Roxanne, Andres, Emiliano Palmer on April 8, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    So sorry to hear Dale is gone. I always looked up to him as the older cousin who had a sense of humor and knew so much about almost anything. I think we both shared an appreciation of computers and programming from the early years. I will miss him.

    Wishing your family peace and comfort,

  10. Nancy Raleigh on April 9, 2020 at 9:06 am

    Growing up a few doors down, our family spent a lot of time with Dale, John and Brad. What fun memories! We are sorry to all of you for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Harriet Shaffer on April 9, 2020 at 11:32 am

    Colleen and family, I am sad to hear of Dale’s death but Pray that your faith will sustain you in the days ahead. I always appreciated hearing him read the lessons at Trinity.

  12. Chris Mulvenon on April 9, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    Dear Creed family: I am so sorry for your loss, and may God bless you all, and Dale too. I worked for (and with) Dale in the DGCO Emergency Preparedness office. He was always seeking to learn, as was stated in your write up. I will remember his sense of humor, dry wit, and word-smithing. Please be safe.

  13. Mary Anne and Rob Kort on April 10, 2020 at 6:30 am

    Colleen and Family, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Dale will be remembered for his kind heart, sense of humor, dedication to his work and most importantly his love for family. May God hold you close at this time and always.

  14. Craig and Gloria Jacob on April 11, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Colleen and family, please know of our prayers for you as we learned of Dale’s passing. Gloria and I were remembering of your interactions with our kids at church. Brought smiles. Our hope is your knowledge that God is watching over and gives you strength.

  15. Bruce E. Vaughn on April 12, 2020 at 7:54 am

    Bruce E. Vaughn

    My condolences to you and the rest of the family.

  16. Yngve Dahl on April 13, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    RIP old friend. You were a help to many that will not forget you. May your family find the peace of God during this time.

  17. Marlene Proctor on April 13, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Hold on to those precious memories.

  18. Darlene Bergquist on April 13, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Praying for you and your children during this sad time. Take care of yourself. Much love.

  19. Connie Vaughn Reineccius on April 20, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    I didn’t have a brother growing up, so when Coleen and Dale got married, I finally got one! He taught me how to play chess, and so many gross and wonderful medical things when I would hang out with him at the ambulance service in the ’70s. In junior high, I even wrote a paper “My Hero – Dale Creed” because I thought his work as an EMT was so cool. He was a fun debate partner and a great brother-in-law and he will be missed. Sorry, we couldn’t make it back at the end (thank you COVID-19), but I am glad I go to say goodbye on the phone. Love to Dale’s entire family!

  20. Dave Olson on April 23, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Dear Coleen, Mary, David and extended family,

    Our thoughts are with you during this challenging time. You have always been a dedicated member of our community. You have impacted the lives of thousands of students in Lawrence. Please reach out if we can be of help. You will always be a beloved South Cougars!

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