Leland J. Dinkel, 77, Victoria, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Via Christi Village Care Center, Hays.

He was born Aug. 12, 1940, northeast of Victoria to Bonavent J. and Margaret (Kuhn) Dinkel. He was a 1959 graduate of Victoria High School. 

He married Marlene K. (Dinkel) on Sept. 10, 1962, in Ellis. She preceded him in death June 10, 2013.

He worked at St. John's Rest Home, Victoria for more than 20 years as maintenance supervisor, and retired in 2009. He worked at S & W Supply, Hays, for 18 years in sales and parts. He was a cross guard at the Victoria Grade School from 2009 until this year. 

He was a member of The Basilica of St. Fidelis and served on the Parish Council for five years.

He was an excellent finish carpenter and enjoyed his family.

Survivors include a son, Dale Dinkel and wife, Kris, Victoria; three daughters, Karla Rohleder and husband, Gerald, Colleen Kuhn and husband, Leon, Tammy Dome and husband, Stuart, all of Victoria; ; two brothers, Robert Dinkel and wife, Marge, Plainville, and Leroy Dinkel, Victoria; three sisters-in-law, Cleota Dinkel, Plainville, Anna Louise Dinkel, Hays, and Rosie Dinkel, Victoria; nine grandchildren, Sara Rohleder and companion, Preston Fox, Steven Rohleder, Dani Dinkel and companion, Erin Clair, Kameron Dinkel and fiancé, Natalie Hauber, Dylan Kuhn and fiancé, Heather Davis, Nathan Kuhn, Andrea Hoffman and husband, Brenton, Ashley Dome and companion, Kole Urban, Bryan Dome and companion, Lori Leiker; two great-grandchildren, Rhett and Hunter Hoffman; and his two dogs, Molly and Buffy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Gilbert Dinkel, Hubert Dinkel, Donald Dinkel, Ralph Dinkel; and an infant brother.

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

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at The Basilica of St. Fidelis and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Cline's-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS 67671.

A vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, at The Basilica.

Memorials are suggested to The Basilica of St. Fidelis or the Senior Companion Program in care of Fort Hays State University or the Victoria Grade School. 

Condolences can be left by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or can be sent via e-mail to clinesmortuary@eaglecom.net.