Velma Pfannenstiel, 90, Hays, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born March 23, 1928, in Hays to Alex and Adeline (Leiker) Klaus. She was a 1946 graduate of Girls Catholic High School in Hays.

She married Julius Pfannenstiel on June 11, 1947. He preceded her in death Nov. 25, 1971. She was a cattle and dairy farmwife and worked for many years at Kline’s Department Store in The Mall.

She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, and was a volunteer for many years at St. Anthony Hospital.

She enjoyed bowling, playing pinochle, was an excellent cook, a devout catholic and was very close to her sisters.

Survivors include a son, Bruce Pfannenstiel, Lawrence; a brother, Joseph Klaus and wife, Janet, Hays; three sisters, Ruby Binder and Lillian Schlyer, both of Hays, and Violet Mermis and husband, Robert, Salina; three grandchildren, Calvert, Julia and Matthew Pfannenstiel; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Mary; a brother ,Walter Klaus; and a brother-in-law, Paul Binder.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Saturday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

A vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Catholic Charities in care of the funeral home.

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