Dennis Lee Engel, 65, Hays, died Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Hays.

He was born Jan. 20, 1955, in Hays to Victor Engel and Viola (Dougherty) Engel.

He married Carol Herl on Jan. 22, 1986. He worked at LK Dairy and the 24/7 convenience store as the assistant manager and manager where he retired after 38 years of service.

He enjoyed bowling, fantasy sports, playing baseball and softball.

Survivors include his mother, Hays; a son, Eric (Jamie) Engel, Hays; two daughters, Jennifer (Travis) Ratliff, Greeley, Colo., and Kelli Engel, Hays; a brother, Steve (Robin) Engel, Hays; two sisters Alice (Larry) Robben and Lois (Ralph) Augustine, all of Hays; four grandchildren, Brandon Ratliff, Brianna Ratliff, Evan Cosgriff-Guthrie and Abigail Engel; and two step-grandchildren, Robert Brown and Sabrina Brown.

He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Cliff; and a brother-in-law, Larry Robben.

Services to be held at a later date and announced by Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

Memorials are suggested to the Cancer Council of Ellis County or to the family to use as needed.

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