Vernon A. Pfannenstiel, 81, Munjor, died Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 22, 1936, in Hays to Edward and Oliva (Lang) Pfannenstiel. He was a 1954 graduate of Hays High School.

He married Anna Mae Zimmerman on Oct. 8, 1960, in Munjor. They celebrated more than 51 years of marriage before she preceded him in death June 8, 2012. He was a lifelong farmer and was owner of the Country Market in Munjor.

He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Munjor.

He was an avid baseball and sports fan and enjoyed KU and Fort Hays State University athletics and the Kansas City Royals.

Survivors include five sons, Kevin Pfannenstiel and Dawn, Munjor, Keith Pfannenstiel and wife, Jody, Hays, Vernon Pfannenstiel Jr. and wife, Autumn, Lenexa, Greg Pfannenstiel and wife, Rene, Shawnee, and Troy Pfannenstiel and wife, Laura , Orion, Ill.; a brother; Verlin Pfannenstiel and wife, Elaine, Hays, six sisters, Darlene Dinges and husband, Bob, Dalton, Ga., Jeanette Tauscher and husband, Charlie, and Juanita Stecklein and husband, Alan, all of Hays, Judy Pfannenstiel and husband Dave Waxse, Overland Park, Mary Ann Pfannenstiel-Miller and husband, Tim, Leawood, and Joyce Allen and husband, Gene, Atchison; 12 grandchildren, Josh Pfannenstiel, Ali Pfannenstiel, Sydni Pfannenstiel, Kyle Pfannenstiel, Randi Ziegler, Korey Pfannenstiel, Erin Engel, Cameron Pfannenstiel, Danielle Pfannenstiel, Alexis Pfannenstiel, Kian Pfannenstiel and Owen Pfannenstiel; eight great-grandchildren, Brody Pfannenstiel, Kaydan Bednasek, Jordan Robinson, Makia Hykes, Kolter Pfannenstiel, Kyson Ziegler, Kimber Pfannenstiel and Kambrie Ziegler; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 9:40 a.m. Thursday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

A vigil will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by a rosary Wednesday, both at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.

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