Dennis John Eisele

Funeral services for Dennis Eisele, 70, Lake Jackson, TX will be at 10 AM Saturday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Eudora Cemetery.

Dennis Eisele died Friday, December 10, 2021 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kansas.

Dennis was born on December 3, 1951 to John and Lucile (nee Hargadine) Eisele in Lawrence, KS and was raised on the Eisele farm east of Eudora. He was a four time graduate of the University of Kansas earning a BS in Biology, a BA in German, a MA in Chemical Engineering, and a Masters in Business. He was a Chemical Engineer and held many positions in the field for his entire professional career. He worked at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant and oversaw the production of Nitroguanidine as well as the construction of this area of the facility. This facility was the first of its kind in North America where he worked until it’s conclusion in 1992. He went on to work for Lafarge in Alpena, MI thereafter, overseeing the Kiln in the production of Cement. He then worked for Alcoaa in Port Lavaca, TX overseeing the refinery of alumina for the production of aluminum. He went on to work for Pavilion Technologies headquartered in Austin, Texas and assisted ethanol plants in becoming more efficient with their production using automated software technologies. He then made connections with Gulf Fluor in Abu Dhabi, UAE where he worked for five years as plant manager and oversaw the construction of the Gulf Fluor complex Aluminum fluoride plant. This plant is the only
one in the Middle East Region, and one of the largest Aluminum Fluoride Plants in the world, as well as being the largest plant stationed in a single unit. He finished his career at BASF in Lake Jackson, TX overseeing the production of Cyclohexanone, a key raw material for the production of Nylon 6 where he made many improvements to the process especially in the area of dehydrogenation and distillation. Along with this long list of career accomplishments he held several patents to his name. Dennis was intellectually gifted, spoke six languages and was very proud of his German heritage and enjoyed spending time on the Eisele farm and with his family.

Dennis married Edie Eisele (nee Smith) in 1974 at the Eisele farm where they resided. Two sons were born of this union Dietrich Eisele and Dehn Eisele. They divorced in 1991. Dennis remarried Jane Eisele (nee Reese) in 1992 at Danforth Chapel at KU.

He is survived by his wife Jane Eisele. His sons Dietrich and Dehn Eisele with associated daughter-in-laws, Shelley Eisele and Samara Phillips. The grandchildren are Sophia, Adrianna and Sadie Eisele from Dietrich and Shelley Eisele and Malese and Maren Eisele from Dehn Eisele and Samara Phillps.

Visitation is from 6 to 7 PM on December 17, 2021in the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.