Darin L. Hickel

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

July 7, 1971 - June 11, 2007

Darin L. Hickel, 35, died Monday (June 11, 2007) in McCook.

He was born July 7, 1971, in Great Bend, Kan., to Kenneth A. and Carol J. (Feist) Hickel.

He worked as a manager for U.S. Air in McCook and was a pilot and flight instructor. He came to McCook six months ago from Great Bend.

He was a member of the Prince of Peace Parish at St. Patrick and A.O.P.A.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Fred Hickel and maternal grandparents, Leon and Anna Feist.

Survivors include his parents, Kenneth and Carol Hickel of Great Bend, paternal grandmother, Agnes Hickey of Hoisington, Kan., and numerous other relatives.

Funeral services will be Thursday, 2:30 p.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend, with the Revs. Warren Stecklein and Pascal Klein officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery north of Ellinwood, Kan.

Vigil services are today at 7 p.m., at Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend. Visitation is today until 9 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. - noon at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.bryantfh.net.

Memorials may be given in his name to St. Peter and Paul Church Restoration or Kansas for Life in care of the funeral home.

Bryant Funeral Home of Great Bend is in charge of arrangements.