David Lee “Dave” Pfannenstiel, 64, Hays, died Sunday, June 16, 2019, at his home.
He was born Feb. 15, 1955, in Hays to Henry J. “Hank” and Mary E. (Rohleder) Pfannenstiel. He was a 1973 graduate of Hays High School and attended Fort Hays State University.
He married Janelle Gerstner on June 25, 1977, in Hays and they celebrated nearly 42 years of marriage. He worked in the oilfield with his father at Hank’s Tanks Sales and Service and later became the owner and operator of the business.
He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and always put them first. He enjoyed home remodeling, landscaping, yard work, and was a fan of KU basketball and the Kansas City Chiefs. He enjoyed attending class reunions and decorating for Halloween.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; three daughters, Cassie Pfannenstiel Rodriquez and husband, Chris and Kristy Pfannenstiel, all of Lenexa, and Emilee Pfannenstiel, Hays; his parents, Hays; two sisters, Trish Pfannenstiel, Topeka, and Norma Henderson and husband, Tom, Hays; and four grandchildren, Trevor Wood, Elizabeth Thomas, Eva Pfannenstiel Rodriquez, and Lucia Pfannenstiel Rodriquez.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 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, followed by a vigil at 6:30 p.m., both at the funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to Western Plains Animal Refuge or Lung Cancer Research Foundation in care of the funeral home.
Condolences can be sent to www.haysmemorial.com.