Melvin Dinkel

Melvin J. Dinkel

Wednesday, September 18th, 1935 - Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Melvin J. Dinkel, 84, died Monday, August 10, 2020 at his home in Garden City, Kansas. He was born September 18, 1935 in Morland, Kansas the son of Henry & Josephine (Gerstner) Dinkel.

Melvin grew up in the Morland, Kansas area. He attended schools in Graham County and graduated from Morland High School in 1953. Melvin served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1962. After the service he returned to Morland. On June 3, 1961, he married Eunice A. Martell in St. Peter, Kansas. They moved to Goodland, Kansas in 1964. They later lived for a short time in Laurel, Nebraska in 1978. They moved to Garden City in 1979 where they have lived since. Melvin managed the Co-op while living in Goodland and Laurel. After moving to Garden City, he worked as a sales representative at Farmland Industries. From 1990 to 1997, he worked as the manager of Country Corner in Garden City and retired in 1997.

Melvin was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden City and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed going to the casinos, fixing things, gardening, and he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife Eunice A. Dinkel of the home; five children Daryl & wife Marty Dinkel of Garden City, John & wife Karen Dinkel of Garden City, Brian & wife Shiela Dinkel of Garden City, Tim & wife Latisha Dinkel of Montgomery, Texas, and Ann & husband Luther Britton of Jackson, Michigan; two brothers LeRoy Dinkel of Morland, Kansas and Dan Dinkel of Bismarck, North Dakota; three sisters Rosie Zerr of Quinter, Kansas, Joan Miller of Hays, Kansas, and Arlene Fickel of Gunnison, Colorado; eighteen Grandchildren; and nineteen Great-Grandchildren. Melvin is preceded in death by his parents and a son Mark Dinkel.

A Vigil Service and Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden City. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 14, 2020 also at St. Dominic Catholic Church with Rev. Warren Stecklein as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City with military graveside rites conducted by the Kansas Army National Guard and the American Legion District #8 Honor Guards. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday all at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. The family suggests memorials given to Leave A Legacy or to St. Catherine Hospice both in care of the funeral home.
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    Friday, August 14th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, August 14th, 2020 10:30am
    St. Dominic Catholic Church
    615 J C St
    GARDEN CITY, KS 67846
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Posted at 09:19am
Tim, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I only knew you and your family for a short time in Laurel NE, but they are good memories. I did not realize your family had moved to Garden City . May the Lord strengthen your love, peace and faith during this time. Renee (Gadeken) Cure

Jerome Billinger

Posted at 08:58pm
My condolences to Eunice and all the family. I first met and worked for Melvin at the Coop in Goodland in 1968-69. I then had the opportunity working with him and Darrell at the Coop in Garden City. He was a great person to work with and loved his family. He will be missed.

Jerome Billinger
St Peter, Ks

Kenna Piper

Posted at 07:31pm
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of father, Daryl. My thoughts and prayers go to you and Marty and family during this time of sadness. Your father had such a wonderful personality and would make you feel as if he had known you for ever.

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