DeVane Dinkel, 77, Russell, died Monday, July 31, 2017, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 3, 1939, in Brighton, Colo., to Alfonse and Magdalen Dinkel. He was a graduate of Russell High School and attended Fort Hays State University.

He married Marilynn (Miller) Stricker on June 17, 1983. From 1985 to 2008, they owned and operated the Russell’s Inn Motel.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, of the home; his six children, Jeff Dinkel, Phillipsburg, Cara Dinkel, Denver, Susan Stricker, Austin, Texas, Jon Dinkel, Russell, Jim Stricker, Shawnee, and Jason Dinkel, Guam; a brother, Danny Dinkel, Victoria; a sister, Diane Hart, Russell; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday with family present to greet friends from 5 p.m. at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or Russell County Food Pantry in care of the mortuary.