Fidelis Engel Jr. (Pinky)

Fidelis Engel Jr. (Pinky), 85 , Hays, died Friday Oct. 2, 2020, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse.

He was born Sept.16, 1935, in Munjor to Fidelis Sr and Adeline (Befort) Engel.

He was a lifetime farmer in the Munjor area who dedicated his life to the land.

His favorite past time was reading, especially the Farm Journal.

Survivors include three sons, Fidelis “Dale” Engel III, and wife, Jody, Bloomington, Ill., Bruce K. Engel and wife, Marilyn, Hays and Darin J. Engel and wife, Jackie, Victoria; a daughter, Kim Engel, Seal Beach, Calif.; four sisters, Benita Rohr, Therese Haas and Sandy Wilson, all of Hays and Rosie Pfeifer, Ellis; and eight grandchildren, Andrew, Katelyn, Erin, Wyatt, Tyler, Trenton, Quenton and Karli.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Dorothy Mermis, Ruby Remy and Lorene Kuhn.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

Memorials are suggested to the Hays High FFA program in care of the funeral chapel.

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Published on October 17, 2020