Obituary: Dennis Lynn Rayl


Dennis Lynn Rayl, 57, of Hutchinson, KS, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 3, 2020, surrounded by his family at Hospice House, Hutchinson.  Dennis owned and operated B & B Hydraulics, Inc. in Hutchinson.

Dennis was born on March 13, 1962, in Hutchinson, KS, the son of Gary D. and Betty Joan (Farney) Rayl.  He graduated from Buhler High School in 1980 and received an associate degree in Diesel Mechanics from Hutchinson Community College in 1982.  He graduated from Salina Area Vocational Technical School in 1984.

On August 25, 1984, Dennis was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Briggs in Windom, KS.  This union was blessed with three sons, Tyler, Tanner, and Tucker.

Survivors include: his loving wife, Shirley of the home; three sons, Tyler Rayl (Jennifer) of Wichita, KS, Tanner Rayl (Jessica) of Hutchinson, KS, and Tucker Briggs (TJ) of Kansas City; mother, Betty Albertson of Hutchinson, KS; brothers, Brad Rayl (Jolie) of Hutchinson, KS and Robert Rayl (Lisa) of Republic, MO; sister, Kaye Heitschmidt (Dick) of Hutchinson, KS; grandchildren, Elizabeth Anne Rayl, Wilder Lynn Rayl, Emma Grace Rayl and a granddaughter on the way. 

He was preceded in death by: father and step-mother, Gary & Beverley Rayl; step-father, Ralph Albertson; and parents-in-law, LeRoy & Lorna Briggs.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, on Friday, February 7, 2020, in the Fellowship Hall at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hutchinson.  The funeral service will be at 9:00 AM, Saturday, February 8, at Emanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Tim Carey officiating.  Burial will follow at Andover Lutheran Church Cemetery, Windom. 

Memorial donations may be given to Emanuel Lutheran Church, Andover Lutheran Church, or Hospice & Homecare of Reno County in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at

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