The Morning Sun of Pittsburg, Kansas published an obituary this week for a man named Silver Dollar. Apparently there is a whole family of Dollars, and the unusual name lives on in the man's son Silver Dollar, Jr. -Editor Silver Dollar, 82, of Frontenac, passed away at 3:38 a.m. Thursday, February 12, 2009 at his home. He was born November 8, 1926 at Yale, Kansas to Rudy and Mary (Schaub) Dollar. He attended school in Yale and Frontenac.
On October 12, 1945, he was united in marriage to Ilene Baker at Pittsburg. She survives at the family home. Mr. Dollar served in the United States Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. He worked for Mackie Clemons Coal Company for 16 years. He then went to work for Kansas Gas Service where he worked for 32 years before retiring in 1989.
He was longest serving member of the Frontenac American Legion Post #43, serving for 63 years; VFW; and Masonic Lodge of Girard. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Silver “Buddy” Dollar, Jr. and his wife, Mary of Yale, KS; two daughters.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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