LEOTI — Dennis Biel, 65, died Thursday, May 9, 2019, at his home after a long illness.

He was born July 19, 1953, to Eugene and Billie Biel.

He was raised in Leoti and graduated from Wichita County High School in 1971. Before his retirement, he worked as an electrical lineman at various locations across the United States.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Dorothy “Jean” Kipp-Biel; two sons, Cameron and Aaron Biel, of Pleasanton, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Andrea Petit, of Colchester, United Kingdom; three grandchildren; his parents of Leoti; his sisters, Geri Appel of Wichita, Jeannine Ross of Leoti, and Rebecca Carter, of St. Johnsville, N.Y.; and his brother, Paul Biel of Hutchinson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Dale Biel; and a sister, Tina Swift.

A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. May 18 at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Marienthal.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Anthony’s of Padua in Leoti or the Wichita County Amusement Association.