Donald Dalquest
1943 - 2020
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Funeral services for Donald Dean Dalquest, 76, Lawrence, will be held at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday February 18, 2020 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Donald Dean Dalquest passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on August 8, 1943 in Junction City, KS, to Emil Conrad and Mildred Imogene (Barnes) Dalquest. Graduated from Junction City high school in 1961 and entered the US Air Force serving until Oct 1965.

He worked for the Lawrence Police Department from Nov 1965 to Dec 1988. He then went on to serve as the Undersheriff for Douglas County Sheriff's Office under Sheriff Loren Anderson from Jan 1989 retiring in June 1995. After a brief stint in retirement he went to work for the Lawrence Municipal Court and retired for good in Aug 2016. During his time with the LPD he served in various offices of the local and state chapters of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Don married Jo Carey on March 5, 1966 in Novato, CA. She survives of the home. Also surviving are their two daughters, Erica Ganson (Eric) and Marcie Pell (John Opgaard). His twin brother Ronald Dalquest (Wendy), and older brother Conrad Dalquest (Teri). Grandchildren; Adam, Shawn (Anwyn), Emily Spurling, Liam & Michael Ganson, Nathan Pell, and Lily Opgaard. And MANY much-loved nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents, and son-in-law, Philip Pell.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his name to the Douglas County VN Hospice or Lawrence American Legion Honor Guard and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

The family will greet friends Monday, February 17, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Feb. 15, 2020.
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February 20, 2020
What a great Law Enforcement Guy!!! Our son David truly enjoyed working with him!!!! Sympathy to all......John and Joyce Dillon
February 19, 2020
Don was a truly great man...husband, dad,and friend to so many. His smile and generous heart will be truly missed. The Family of Lois McGovern
February 18, 2020
Don; such an honor to meet you thru the American Legion...and to know you were also a security policeman in the us air force; as i was for 21 years...i was at your funeral today; on the honor guard; truly an honor Don; you will be missed so many of us. Again a salute to you Don...thank you sir for being my friend.
MSgt Ray E. Wood, USAF/SP
February 17, 2020
Many good memories... may God bless and be with you . Rainbow love. Pastor Cheryl Mickey
cheryl mickey
February 17, 2020
Don was and always will be a real Gentleman and a great Law Enforcement Officer. May God Bless Don and his beloved family!
Rick Trapp
February 16, 2020
My father Scotty Scott aka Big Scotty was a very good friend of Don and Ron. They brought me and my twin brother stuffed animals in 1970 after getting our tonsils out. I'll always remember that. Rip he was a good man!!!
February 16, 2020
All I can say is that DON WAS A GREAT and KIND MAN. A MAN'S MAN. Just a really great person and very kind. Not the gestapo attitude anywhere in him. He showed compassion and the GOOD LORD WILL. Have a beautiful time in Heaven, Don. Peace.
Dennis Salyer
February 16, 2020
I had the honor for a number of years to be Don's Commanding Officer in the Lawrence, KS Army National Guard unit. Don was one of the best NCO's I had the pleasure to work with. Don was a friend and great American that will be missed very much!!!!!
Alan Van Loenen
February 15, 2020
Although we only spent time together in our Junction City era it was a blessing to see him continue his outreach here in Lawrence and beyond. Our Earth star shines brighter for his being a part of it. As he has found his peace and rest may each of you in his beloved world find yours. And may your overflowing hearts'memory pockets brighten this temporary darkness.
February 15, 2020
Wendy, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband's twin brother. May the Lord give you His peace and wrap you in His comforting arms. Much love to you and yours.
Helen Pendleton-Rumbaut
February 15, 2020
Jo and the girls, I'm so sorry to hear of Don's death. He will be missed so much. With Love.
Len and Pat Faulconer
February 15, 2020
Don was highly regarded by my father, Alan Fisher. So sorry for you loss.
Kent Fisher
February 15, 2020
Lawrence Lodge #2 of the Fraternal Order of Police send their sincere condolences to Don's family. Many of us worked in Law Enforcement with brothers Don and Ron and we have fond memories of those times. We consider that Don was our brother too.
FOP Chaplain
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