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Wayne J. Demel

May 14, 1951 May 9, 2018
Wayne J. Demel
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Wayne Joseph Demel, 66, of Ogden, passed away Wednesday morning, May 9th, at his residence. He was retired from the US Air Force and Safety Estimator for Hi Tech, Manhattan.

Wayne was born in Great Bend, on May 14, 1951, the son of the late William Albert and Mary Magdalene (Korf) Demel. Wayne attended and graduated from the Hoisington High School in Hoisington, Kansas in 1970. On January 21, 1971, he entered the US Air Force and retired 24 years and 10 days later, having served during the Vietnam War and the Desert Shield/Storm War. On May 18, 1974, he was united in marriage to Beth Jean (Erwin) at the Holloman AFB, New Mexico. Wayne was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Manhattan, member of the Knights of Columbus in Hoisington, Kansas; VFW- Ogdon; Pearce-Keller Post No. 17, American Legion-Manhattan.


Wayne is also survived by his wife, Beth, and son Billy of the home; two sisters, Mary Ellen (Larry) Bowman of Agenda, Kansas, Rita (Kevin) Seyfert of Great Bend; a brother, Roy Demel, of Miami, OK.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers William Demel and Alvin Demel; sisters Roberta Basye and Eileen Basye.



The family will receive friends with a parish rosary on Friday, May 11, 2018, at 7:00 pm at Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 W. Poyntz Ave., Manhattan. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, May 12th, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church with Fr. Kerry Ninemire officiating. A private burial will be at a later date.


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