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Catherine M. Pfannenstiel

March 15, 2019

Catherine M. “Katie” Pfannenstiel, age 89, of Hays, Kansas passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 at Hays Medical Center. She was born August 25, 1929 in Walker, Kansas to Henry and Clementine (Dreher) VonLintel. She graduated from Victoria High School in 1947. On October 2, 1947 she married Justin Pfannenstiel in Victoria. He preceded her in death on March 12, 1999.

Catherine was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and a 30 plus year member of the Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed playing cards, socializing with her friends and her grandchildren.

She is survived by a son, Steven Pfannenstiel and wife Wanda of Hays; three daughters, Bonnie Ruder and husband Terry of Kansas City, Kansas, Jackie Creamer and husband Duane of Hays and Chris Minshew and husband George of Houston, Texas; a sister, Joan Murta of St. Charles, Missouri; nine grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Lawrence, Norbert, Gilbert and Otto VonLintel and a sister Venita Wolf.

Funeral services will be 10 AM Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Church in Hays with burial to follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday 5 PM -7 PM and Tuesday 9 AM – 9:30 AM all at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.

A Daughters of Isabella rosary service will be Monday at 6:30 PM followed by a parish vigil at 7 PM all at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph’s Church.

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