November 25, 2021
Samuel Dale Gillett, 87, was born Dec. 26, 1933, on the family farm north of Esbon, Kan. He died Nov. 13, at the hospital in Superior. He was the fourth child of David Clayton and Nellie Shagley Gillett.
He attended country schools and graduated from the Esbon High School in 1951. He worked on the family farm one year and then went to York College in Nebraska to play football for two years. After it closed, he went to Westmar College in Iowa. This was cut short as he was drafted into the Army. He returned home to the farm in 1957, after the death of his father in December 1956. He remained...