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Dennis Hunter Chase

August 2, 1966 — May 12, 2020

Dennis Hunter Chase, 53, died on May 12, 2020 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was born on August 2, 1966 in Taiwan, China. He was the son of Charles F. Chase and Kuo Hán-Hsiao.

On July 17, 2010 he married Nancy Garcia in Liberal Kansas. She survives.

Dennis worked as for the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the USDA as a food inspector.

He loved his family and it was important to him to always protect his family. He loved his wife’s cooking and never complained about what she fixed, but mostly he enjoyed soups even in the warm summer. Dennis was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. Every year, Dennis’ mother, Han, gathered the family for their reunion. Once again, Dennis was always pleased to eat his mother’s special Asian cooking. He would call his mother, every Sunday, to check in and make sure Grandpa Cliff and Grandma Han were doing ok. Genevieve was always included on those special calls. Family was very important to Dennis, his favorite pastimes were being with his children; grandchildren; brothers and sisters; nieces and nephews; his parent whether it was going to the zoo or riding the train the common theme was always family, love and fun together.

Survivors include:
His wife, Nancy Chase of Liberal, KS

Kuo Hán-Hsiao and her husband Cliff Tackett Albuquerque, NM

Eli Garcia of Liberal, KS

Ashely Rene Chase of Albuquerque, NM
Lekisha Han Chase of Cheyenne, OK
Genevieve Chase of Liberal, KS

Alondra Brito of Liberal, KS

Tom Chase and his wife Kathy of La Luz, NM

Betty Older and her husband Dave of Albuquerque, NM
Meili Mathuren and her husband Richard of California

He was preceded in death by his father Charles Chase and granddaughter A’leah Watson. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Genevieve Chase Memorial College Fund in care of Hornung Family Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd Street, Liberal, KS 67901.

Visitation will be Friday, May 15, 2020 from 9AM to 8PM at the Brenneman-Hornung Family Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary and Funeral Service will be private. Father Ted Stoecklein presiding.

Attendance at visitation will follow CDC guidelines and the Governor's re-opening phase 1 guidelines, in that 10 people are allowed if social distancing can be maintained. This is for safety and the best interest of everyone’s health; we encourage use of social media to offer condolences and support to the family in lieu of attending. Per family wishes, the service will be available on Facebook live. For instructions on how to use Facebook Live, please visit our website and click on COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding.

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Friday, May 15, 2020

9:00am - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Hornung Family Funeral Home

1212 W. 2nd, Liberal, KS 67901

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