Loren E. Dinkel, 84, Russell, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at Russell Regional Hospital.

He was born Sept. 21, 1932, in Gorham to Edmund Dinkel and Mary (Mermis) Dinkel. He was a 1950 graduate of Gorham High School.

He married Virginia Gross on May 21, 1951. He was the general manager of Agco, Inc. for 38 years.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Russell.

After retirement, he enjoyed planting trees, gardening, hunting and spending time with family.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; his 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; a sister Mary Nowak; 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 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gerald, Charles; and an infant sister, Janice.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Russell.

Visitation will be from 9 am. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell.

A vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to National Arbor Day Foundation or St. Mary Catholic Church in care of the mortuary.