Arthur 'Art' Pfannenstiel

Arthur "Art" Pfannenstiel, 84, Hays, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at Hays Good Samaritan Society.

He was born Jan. 26, 1930, in Munjor to John and Rosa (Degenhardt) Pfannenstiel.

He married Josita Rohleder on Aug. 4, 1952, in Emmeram. He worked at Travenol for six years and was a self-employed carpet and tile installer. He was in the Kansas National Guard for three years.

He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council No. 11492, Munjor.

He played in polka bands for many years, and enjoyed his farm and animals.

Survivors include his wife, of the home in Hays; three sons, Tom Pfannenstiel and wife, Danielle, St. Paul, Minn., Doug Pfannenstiel and wife, Cathy, and Dan Pfannenstiel and wife, Michele, all of Hays; a daughter, Gloria Pfannenstiel, Hays; a daughter-in-law, Sue Pfannenstiel, Apple Valley, Minn.; two brothers, Marvin Pfannenstiel, Sequin, Wash., and Edward Pfannenstiel, Pueblo, Colo.; six grandchildren, Dr. Ramona Baumfalk and husband, Barry, Kansas City, Kan., John Pfannenstiel and Melissa Pfannenstiel, both of Apple Valley, Taylor Pfannenstiel, Wichita, and Kylee Pfannenstiel and Rachel Pfannenstiel, both of Hays; and three great- grandchildren, Sydney, Bryant and Brenyn Baumfalk, Kansas City.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edwin and Vern Pfannenstiel; and four sisters, Leona Befort, Irene Rome, Virginia Pfannenstiel and Helen Younger.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Catholic Church, Munjor; burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, a vigil will be at 6:30, followed by a Knights of Columbus Council No. 11492 of Munjor rosary at 7 p.m., all at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to St. Francis Cemetery Fund, Cancer Council of Ellis County or to Hays Good Samaritan Society in care of the funeral home.

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