CUMMINGS, Kan. Dennis Dean Tull, 47, of Cummings, lost his battle of brain cancer on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the Nortonville Christian Church with Rev. Jim Cormode officiating.

Burial will follow in the Nortonville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at the Nortonville Pleasant Grove Christian Church.

The OTrimble Chapel, Nortonville is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lancaster Saddle Club, Atchison Hospital Hospice or and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton and OTrimble Funeral Home.

Words of comfort and remembrance may be left online at

Dennis was born on Jan. 31, 1972, in Atchison the son of Beverly (Kirkham-Tull) Nitz and Howard Tull.

Dennis graduated from Atchison County Community High School in 1991.

He worked construction jobs for Beien Construction, Atchison Castings, Schuetz Locker Plant, Bottoroff Construction, worked as a farrier, worked at Atchison Tubular Services, Premier Fencing, Owens and Sons Concrete and many other places.

Dennis was a member of the Lancaster Saddle Club and the Giddy Up Gang. He enjoyed training and riding horses, teaching his children and grandchildren how to ride horses, and his sons how to bull ride.

He was married to Angie (Beien) Hughes on Aug. 14, 1992. They were later divorced.

He was married to Tiffany Goepfert on Nov. 8, 2004. She survives of the home.

Additional survivors include: two sons, Colton Gabriel, Vandenburg, California and Canyon Tull, of the home; two daughters, Ashley Tull (John Elfrits) Cummings, and Brooklyn Rhyne, Manhattan, Kansas; his mother, Beverly (Skip) Nitz, Cummings, and Howard Tull, Farmington, Kansas; sisters, Kathy Tull (Karrie Eckhardt) Cummings, and Stephanie (Duane) Sinclair, Everest, Kansas, and Kari Turner, Oskaloosa, Kansas; two brothers, Patrick (Shellie) Tull, and Jason (Tiffany) Nitz, both of Cummings; two grandchildren, Tyler Elifrits and Jade Elifrits; 17 nieces and nephews; 24 great-nieces and nephews; and one great-great-niece.

He was preceded in death by: his grandfathers, Jack Kirkham and Joseph Tull; grandmothers, Betty Kirkham, Blanch Tull and Annie Lee Kirkham; aunt, Lois Wilbourn; and uncle, Donnie Joe Tull; and two great-nephews. As published in the Atchison Globe.

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