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Chester Dinkel

March 8, 1961 — October 24, 2015

Chester Dinkel

Chester Allen Dinkel, age 54, of Ellis passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Hays Medical Center. He was born March 8, 1961 in Hays, Kansas to Fred and Catherine "Katie" (Flax) Dinkel. He was a 1979 graduate of Ellis High School.

His working career was working various jobs in the oilfields. He was a member of St. Marys Church in Ellis. He enjoyed being a father to his twin daughters, playing horseshoes, pinochle and gardening. He was an avid fisherman and also enjoyed his faithful companion, Shilo.

He is survived by his daughters, Star and Sky Dinkel of Ellis; a step son, Austin Chambers of Hays; five brothers, Harold Dinkel (Carol) of Ellis, Edward Dinkel (Kathy) of Assaria, Henry Dinkel (Janice) of Sharon Springs, Fred Dinkel and Coleen) of Ellis and Steven Dinkel (Laura) of Ellis; six sisters, Virginia Weigel (Charlie) of Eufala, OK, Marilyn Denning (Clarence) of Colby, Helen Fischer (Henry) of Ellis, Vera Haver (Wayne) of Ellis, Bernadette Dinkel of Ellis and Margie Mickelson (Bob) of Ellis. He is also survived by 47 nieces and nephews and 85 great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Mike and Fred Jr. and two sisters, Bernice Dinkel and Kathleen Blake.

Funeral services will be 10 AM Wednesday at St. Marys Catholic Church in Ellis with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday 6 pm 8 pm at St. Marys church with a parish vigil and rosary service at 7 pm. Visitation Wednesday will be 9 am 9:30 am at Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E 17th Ellis, KS 67637.

Memorials are suggested to the Star and Sky Dinkel Education Fund.

Condolences may be sent by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to keithleyfuneralhomes@gmail.com











Service Information









Visitation Tuesday

October 27, 2015

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

St. Mary's Catholic Church

703 Monroe

Ellis, Kansas 67637









Vigil Service Tuesday

October 27, 2015

7:00 PM

St. Mary's Catholic Church

703 Monroe

Ellis, Kansas 67637









Visitation Wednesday

October 28, 2015

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Keithley Funeral Chapel

400 E. 17th Street

Ellis, Kansas 67637









Funeral Mass Wednesday

October 28, 2015

10:00 AM

St. Mary's Catholic Church

703 Monroe

Ellis, Kansas 67637

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