Dean LeRoy Roedel, Jr., 55, El Dorado, died on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014

Dean LeRoy Roedel, Jr, 55, of El Dorado, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at his home in El Dorado.

A celebration of his life will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at the Gish Building, 317 S. Main, El Dorado.

Dean was born on Jan. 7, 1958 in Decatur Co., Kan., the son of Dean LeRoy and Janet M. Wurm Roedel, Sr. He graduated from, El Dorado High School and then from Ft. Hays College in Ft. Hays, Kan. He worked for Butler County in the Planning and Zoning Department. Dean enjoyed hunting, fishing and KU football and basketball.

On June 15, 1996, Dean and Cathy Carmichael were united in marriage at Grace Lutheran Church.

Those who survive include: his wife Cathy of the home; children, Ashley Roedel, El Dorado, Lauren Roedel, Wichita, Sadee Terwort, Denver, Colo., and Nick McClendon, Wichita; granddaughter, Chanel Douglas, Wichita; his father and step-mother, Dean LeRoy and Dixie Roedel, of El Dorado.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials for Kansas Wildlife and Parks. These may be left with Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado who has charge of the arrangements. Condolences to the family can be sent to