Hays, Kansas – Regina Dechant, age 89, died Friday, July 6, 2012, at the Brookside Retirement Community at Overbrook, Kansas. She was born December 12, 1922, in Victoria, Kansas, to Frank M. and Rosa (Hertel) Dinkel. She married Richard Dechant Sr. on May 10, 1948, in Victoria, Kansas. He died December 15, 2003.
She was a homemaker and participated in farming with her husband for 39 years. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and IHM Funeral Ministry Committee, Hays Medical Center Auxiliary all of Hays, Kansas. She was a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church Plainville, Kansas.
Survivors include one son, Richard Dechant Jr. and wife, Melinda, Baldwin City, KS; two grandchildren, Richard Cody Dechant and Aubrey Sophia Dechant; two brothers, George Dinkel and Father Harvey Dinkel O.F.M. Cap., both of Victoria, KS; six sisters, Sister Francis Rose Dinkel C.S.A., Fon du Lac, WI; Melinda Griebel, Mary Younger and Sister Paul Ann Dinkel C.S.A., all of Hays, KS; Irene Scruggs, Manhattan, KS; Viola Richmeier, Grinnell, KS.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one infant daughter, Renee Joan Dechant; three brothers, Hilarius, Clarence and Edward Dinkel; three sisters, Julitta Dechant, Bertha Prewo and Rita Rohr.
Services are 10:00 A.M. Friday, July 13, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 18 & Vine, Hays, Kansas. Graveside services are 1:30 P.M. Friday, at Sacred Heart Cemetery Plainville, Kansas. A Hays Daughters of Isabella rosary is at 6:30 P.M. Thursday followed by a vigil service at 7:00 P.M. both at Cline’s Mortuary of Hays 1919 East 22nd Street Hays, Kansas 67601. Visitation is from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday and from 8:30 to 9:45 A.M. Friday all at Cline’s Mortuary of Hays.
Memorial to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Building Fund. Condolences can be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.