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Karl T. Dillenbeck

April 27, 1970 — October 13, 2020

Karl T. Dillenbeck, 50, of Valley Falls, KS died Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at his home.

He was born April 27, 1970 in Merriam, KS the son of Robert and Pamela (Campbell) Dillenbeck, II.

Karl served in the US Navy prior to becoming a Police Officer in Mission, KS.  He was member of OH-STOC motorcycle club.

Survivors include two daughters, Kayla (Chance) Gardner, Brooke Dillenbeck, a granddaughter, Izabelle Gardner. Six siblings, Lee (Lori) Dillenbeck, Beth Dillenbeck, William (Janet) Dillenbeck, Michelle (David) Espinoza, George (Tara) Newby and Ryan Newby also survive.  Other survivors include his ex-wife, Gail (VanHoozier) Whelan, his mother and father-in-law, Sheri and Danny VanHoozier along with several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Pamela Dillenbeck.

Cremation has taken place. Due to an interruption in some of the family’s travel plans, the memorial visitation has been rescheduled.  It now will be held from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2020 at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home.  Private burial of his urn will take place at Rochester Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Midland Care Hospice sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603.


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Friday, October 30, 2020

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