Dennis L. Denning


Dennis L. Denning, 66, Victoria, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Hays Medical Center.

Dennis L. Denning, 66, Victoria, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 8, 1948, in Hays to Cyril V. and Annette (LaVoie) Denning. He was a 1967 graduate of St. Joseph Military School and lived a few years in Golden, Colo., before returning to Hays.

He married Betty Weigel on Oct. 15, 1977, in Victoria. He worked in the oil fields, Cross Manufacturing and the last five years at Fort Hays State University with the Lewis Field operation staff.

He was a member of the Basilica of St. Fidelis, Knights of Columbus, both of Victoria, and Sons of the American Legion, Hays.

He enjoyed his children's sporting activities while they were growing up and was an avid Kansas State University and Kansas City Chiefs fan. He enjoyed spending time with his new granddaughter and family.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; a daughter, Alicia Kelley and husband, Mike, Alta Vista; a brother, Morris and wife, Janet, Hays; a sister, Dianne Ream, Hays; and a granddaughter, Ava Elizabeth Kelley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Justin Thomas Denning, on June 16, 2001; and a brother-in-law, Ron Ream.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria; burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, both at Cline's Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS 67671.

A vigil and Knights of Columbus rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a Daughters of Isabella rosary at 7:30, both at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to Justin Thomas Denning Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of Victoria High School.

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