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Loren Lee Ginther

December 3, 1958 ~ March 12, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Loren Ginther Obituary

Loren Lee Ginther

Loren Lee Ginther, 65, of Hays, Kansas, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at a Wichita, Kansas, hospital from complications following a January 30, 2024, aortic dissection.

Loren was born December 3, 1958, in Hill City, Kansas, to John C. and Bonnie (Worcester) Ginther.  The family moved to Hays when Loren was a young boy.  He was a 1977 graduate of Hays High School, and received his B.S. degree in Business (Accounting) from Fort Hays State University.

Loren married Cheryl Oberle at St. Joseph’s Church in Ellinwood, KS, on June 16, 2001.  He was formerly married to Sharon Disney with whom he had twin sons, Cole and Tyler.

Loren worked as a bank examiner for FDIC for 30 years, where he made many life-long friends.  Since retirement in 2015, Loren and Cheryl together with their little rescue dog, Bo, enjoyed biking, daily walks at the Fort Hays State University campus, and kayaking at Lake Wilson.  Loren was very generous and deeply introspective with an amazing memory.  He loved listening to old rock and roll music, spending time with family and friends, and video-chatting with grandson, Constantine.  He was also looking forward to the arrival of his first granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife Cheryl Oberle-Ginther of the home; sons Tyler Ginther, Hays, KS; and Cole Ginther (Jill), Rockville, MD, and grandson, Constantine; mother Bonnie Ginther, Hays, KS; siblings Lucy Ginther (Jim), Mason, OH; Carmen Ginther, Hays, KS; Carrie Sparkman (David), Eden Prairie, MN; Clay Ginther (Becky), Dodge City, KS; and Les Ginther (Karen), Rio Rancho, NM; mother-in-law Bernetta Oberle, Great Bend, KS; brothers-in-law Steve Oberle (Cindy), Great Bend, KS; Gary Oberle (Cheryl), Hotchkiss, CO; Bob Oberle (Torey), Topeka, KS; and Mike Oberle (Lisa), Wichita, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, John; his grandparents Adelbert and Oakie Worcester, and Ivan and Hazel Ginther; and father-in-law Andrew Oberle.

A Celebration of Life service will be announced and held at a future date.  Memorial contributions are suggested and payable to Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks or to FHSU Foundation.  Services are in the care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home and condolences and memories of Loren may be shared with his family at

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