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David G. Demel 1959-2019
David G. Demel 1959-2019


ODIN — David G. Demel, 59, died September 2, 2019, at his home near Odin, Kansas. 

He was born in Hoisington September 29, 1959, the son of  August J. “Gus” and Katherine M. (Hickel) Demel. He graduated from Claflin High School in 1978. 

A lifetime resident of Odin, David was a farmer and stockman. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 2630 of Odin.

On September 6, 1997, he married Vyona Jo “Jodee” Clark at Holy Family Catholic Church. 

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Jodee Clark; children, Michael Clark (Demel) and wife Dallas Lemonds, Shane Demel, all of Odin; Coryee Edmonson, Hoisington; granddaughter, Veronica Reames, Hoisington; grandsons, Dustin Edmonson, Great Bend; Courtney Edmonson and Brandi Edmonson, both of Hoisington; and Tyler Lemonds, Pretty Prairie; great-grandchildren, Lane Slaughter, Audree and Sean Lemonds, and a little bean on the way; eight siblings, Vernon Demel and wife Janice, Moundridge; Carol Nichol and husband Daryl Lee, Lakewood, Colo.; Gary Demel and wife Renee, Great Bend; Sharon Eichkorn and husband Bill, Hutchinson; Maurice Demel and wife Gaila, Ellinwood; Dale Demel and wife Michelle, Odin; Kurt Demel and wife Cindy,  Larned; and Kirby Demel and wife Amy, Wichita.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Norman Eugene Demel.

Friends may call 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with family to receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Vigil with Knights of Columbus Rosary will begin at 7 p.m., all at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 9, 2019, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Odin. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Sunflower Diversified, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS, 67544.

Funeral arrangements provided by

Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home 

P.O. Box 146 

Hoisington, KS, 67544

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 4, 2019