Martina “Tina” Staab, 95, Hays, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Via Christi Village.
She was born March 22, 1923, in Munjor to Michael and Eva (Degenhardt) Pfannenstiel.
She married Wendelin Staab on Nov. 10, 1941, in Munjor. They celebrated more than 62 years of marriage. He preceded her in death June 15, 2004. She was a cook at St. Joseph Military Academy/Thomas More Prep-Marian High School.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph Christian Mothers and St. Anthony Hospital/Hays Medical Center Auxiliary. She was a “noodle lady,” a volunteer at the Community Assistance Center and a sample lady at Dillons Grocery Store.
She enjoyed sewing, embroidery, quilting, cooking, trying new recipes and to travel.
Survivors include two sons, Leon Staab and wife, Ann, and Tom Staab and wife, Lenora, all of Hays; two daughters, Jolene Kreitler and husband, Ralph, Greeley, Colo., and Margaret “Maggie” Leiker and husband, Allen, Hays; two brothers, Frank Pfannenstiel and wife, Celie, and Marvin Pfannenstiel and wife, Jane, all of Hays; a sister, Aggie Miller and husband, Jim, Hays; two sisters-in-law, Esther Pfannenstiel, Billings, Mont., and Alice Gerstner, Hays; nine grandchildren, Christine Mellin and husband, Rick, Laura Kreitler, Amy Gustafson and husband Marc, Jennifer Parsons and husband, Bridger, Dara Thompson and husband, Jason, Jared Staab and wife, Julie, Ryan Leiker, Derek Leiker, and Austin Leiker; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers, Victor, Eddie, Ted, Clarence, Julius, Walter and Paul Pfannenstiel; and a sister; Marcella Eickbush.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.
A scripture rosary will be at 6 p.m. Friday, followed by a vigil at 6:30 p.m., both at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Hays Community Assistance Center or St. Joseph Catholic Church, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences can be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com.