Ethan Travis "E.T." Mai

Ethan Travis “E.T.” Mai, 56, Hays, died Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at his home.

He was born Sept. 29, 1964, in Pensacola, Fla., to Jan Lawler and Elwood Mai. He was a 1982 graduate of Russell High School.

He married Tracy Lynn Dinges on Aug. 31, 1999, in Estes Park, Colo., and they celebrated 21 years of marriage.

His family meant everything to him, especially his wife and a strong believer in God and the Bible. He enjoyed drawing, fixing up the house, working with cattle, horseback riding and being very involved with all the things his children had going on.

Survivors include his wife, Hays; three sons, Colton Mai, Hays, Trenton Mai, Schoenchen, and Brandon Mai, Concordia; a daughter, Peyton Mai, Hays; his mother, Russell; his mother-in-law: Marlene, Sloan and husband, Howard, Hays; his father-in-law, Thomas Dinges and wife, Susan, Schoenchen; a sister, Jana Mai, Urbandale, Iowa and her children, Calvin, Olivia, and Chase; a brother-in-law, Cole Dinges and wife, Stephanie, Schoenchen; three sisters-in-law, Tashia Becker and husband, Robert, Hays and their children, Tressa , Omar and Lane, Alissa Hammerschmidt (Dinges) and husband, Travis, Gorham, and Amanda Brown and husband, Chad, Hays.

He was preceded in death by his father; and a daughter, Morgan Mai.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, Hays; burial in Mount Allen Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays. KS 67601 and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

A vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Colton and Peyton Mai Education Fund in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at

Posted online on November 07, 2020