Chris Dinkel Death – Owner of Dinkel Design & Building Chris Dinkel of Hays, Kansas has died. He passed away on Wednesday 10th January 2024 at the age of 57 surrounded by his beloved family who will forever miss him. He was confirmed dead through a Facebook that says “Chris will always have a special place in my heart he always knew how to put a smile on my face and has been the biggest influence in my life”. The cause of Chris Dinkel’s death has not been revealed.
Chris Dinkel Birth and Career
Chris Dinkel was the son of Melvin J. and Clarita (Pelzel) Dinkel. He was born on April 8, 1966 in Hays, Kansas. He spent his formative years working alongside his father at LK Dairy, where he also developed a passion for athletics on his way to becoming an adult. Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Fort Hays State University after completing his studies at Thomas More Prep Marian High School. Chris went on to complete his education at Fort Hays State University. He began his career in education by teaching and coaching football at LaCrosse High School, where he was also a sports coach. He then went on to devote the next quarter of a century to teaching at Hays High School, where he left an indelible mark on the lives of his pupils.
Chris’s retirement allowed him to take on a new position at Otis-Bison High School, where he was responsible for directing the development of the school’s Industrial Technology Program. As a teacher, it was his responsibility to assist pupils in realizing their full potential and to offer unflinching support for their endeavors, whether they were taking place inside or outside of the classroom.
Chris Dinkel Obituary
Chris is survived by his wife, Kim of Hays, two daughters, Katie (Brandon) Clay of Topeka, and Joslyn Dinkel of Salina, a granddaughter Elliott Clay, his brother, William “Bill” Dinkel of Hays, and numerous extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and numerous extended family members.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church with Fr. Nick Parker officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 on Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and from 12:00 noon until 12:45 on Saturday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Recitation of the rosary will be at 6:00 PM followed by a vigil service at 6:30 PM all on Friday at the church.
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