Reid Nicholas O’Brien, 26, Hays, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at his home.

He was born June 10, 1989, in Hays, to Rex and Diane (Gasper) O’Brien. He was a 2008 graduate of Hays High School and attended Fort Hays State University, Hesston College and North Central Kansas Technical College, Hays.

He worked in several outdoor occupations.

He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

He enjoyed shooting hoops and spending time with his family, especially his brother and his son. He enjoyed playing his guitar, playing all kinds of sports, working with his hands and doing all types of artwork, especially pencil drawing.

Survivors include his parents, Hays; a brother, Drew O’Brien, Hays; a son, Brody Pfannenstiel, Hays; his fiance, Kayla Quenzer, Hays; a lifelong family friend, Randy Gonzales, Hays; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Raymond and LaVerna Gasper and Peter and Leta O’Brien.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, 2901 E. 13th, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday, both at the church.

A vigil/rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to an education fund for his brother and son in care of Hays Memorial Chapel, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

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