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Bernard Adolph Demel 1936 - 2020
Bernard Adolph Demel

NORMAN, Okla. — Bernard Adolph Demel, 84, passed away July 24, 2020, in Norman, Okla. 

Bernie was born Feb. 9, 1936, near Odin, Kan., to Alois and Christina (Schneweis) Demel. 

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Joyce Kathleen “Kathy” Lane; three sons Kent (Colleen) Demel, Kevin Demel, and Kelly (Kim) Demel; daughter, Karen (Steve) Sneed; three brothers, Ambrose (Jean) Demel, Harold (Jan) Demel, Edwin (Patty) Demel; three sisters, Theresa (Willis) Bieberle, Lori Lane, Kathleen (Marty) Chacon; and two sisters-in-law, Sidone Demel and Joan Demel; and seven grandchildren. 

A private service will be held. Please visit Bernie’s celebration page at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home 

P.O. Box 146 

Hoisington, KS 67544

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 2, 2020