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Benjamin David Ollenberger

July 29, 1976 ~ February 25, 2019 (age 42)

Benjamin David Ollenberger, age 42, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019 in Hays, Kansas. Ben was born July 29, 1976 in Ellsworth, KS, the son of David and Helen Ollenberger. The family moved to Herington, KS in 1979. Ben graduated from Herington High School in 1994.

Ben married Melissa Vignery in 1999.

They were blessed with three children, David, Adeline, and Amelia. They later divorced. Ben is survived by his children and Melissa, his mother, Helen and sisters, Liz Drennan and Wendy Wells. He was preceded in death by his father, David and brother, Jay. At the time of his passing, Ben was living in Hays with his significant other, Lesly Rupp.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 5th, 11:00am, at St John's Lutheran church, 302 South 7th St, Salina, KS 67401.   A fund in Ben’s memory will be established for his children.

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Arrangements are by Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 2509 Vine St., Hays, KS 67601.

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