Marvin James Pfannenstiel, 81, formerly of Hays, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital, Columbia, S.C.

He was born Aug. 27, 1936, in Munjor to John and Rosa (Degenhardt) Pfannenstiel Jr. He was a 1957 graduate of Hays High School.

He was a K-Mart store manager for 27 years.

He enjoyed coaching little league sports, visiting his family, genealogy research and traveling.

Survivors include his three sons, Randy Pfannenstiel and wife, Leighann, Chapin, S.C., Rodney Pfannenstiel and wife, Michele, Northborough, Mass., and Roger Pfannenstiel and wife, Marquita, Peachtree City, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Jason Pfannenstiel and wife, Marilyn, Jacob Pfannenstiel and wife, Chelsea, Luke Pfannenstiel and wife, Dawn, Amanda Pfannenstiel, Alyssa Pfannenstiel, Leah Pfannenstiel and Matthew Pfannenstiel; and four great-grandchildren, Samantha Pfannenstiel, Avalene Pfannenstiel, Rory Pfannenstiel, and Roman Pfannenstiel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Edwin, Edward, Arthur, and Vernon Pfannenstiel; and four sisters, Leona Befort, Virginia Pfannenstiel, Irene Rome, and Helen Younger.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Munjor; burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

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

Memorials are suggested to St. Francis Cemetery Fund in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at