Loren E. Dinkel, 84, of Russell, Kansas died on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017, at the Russell Regional Hospital.
Loren was born on September 21, 1932, in Gorham, Kansas, the son of Edmund Dinkel and Mary (Mermis) Dinkel. He grew up in Gorham, Kansas and graduated from Gorham High School in 1950. He was united in marriage to Virginia Gross on May 21, 1951. They made their home in Russell. From this union they were blessed with seven children, Janice, Jay, Bryan, Laurel, Bradley, Kevin and Deanne. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church of Russell. He was the General Manager of Agco, Inc. for 38 years. After retirement he enjoyed planting trees, gardening, hunting and spending time with family.
Surviving family include his wife Virginia Dinkel of the home; sister Mary Nowak; children Janice Dinkel and husband Glenn Phelps, Jay Dinkel, Bryan Dinkel and wife Kay, Laurel Dinkel and husband Doug Cubberley, Bradley Dinkel and wife Denise, Kevin Dinkel and wife Teresa, and Deanne Dinkel. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Brent Dinkel and wife Stacy, Todd Dinkel and wife Andrea, Angela Morris and husband Bryan, Jesse Dinkel and wife Cassandra, Cole Dinkel and wife Nichole, Ashley Westerman and husband Alex, and Sophia Cubberley Dinkel, and twelve great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Gerald, Charles, and infant sister Janice.
Celebration of the funeral mass will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 16th, 2017. The vigil and rosary will be held at 7 P.M. on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the church. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Friday, September 15th at the mortuary. Memorials may be given to the National Arbor Day Foundation or St. Mary's Catholic Church and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.