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Mel J. Pfannenstiel

February 27, 1942 ~ July 4, 2018 (age 76)


Melvin “Mel” James Pfannenstiel, age 76, of Hays, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at HaysMed. He was born February 27, 1942 in Munjor, Kansas to Theodore “Ted” J. and Pauline (Wittman) Pfannenstiel. He was a graduate of Hays High School and Fort Hays State University.

Mel was a car salesman for Happy’s Auto in Hays. He was an avid sports fan particularly the KU Jayhawks.

He is survived by a son, Theodore J. Pfannenstiel of Syracuse, NY; three brothers, Kenneth J. Pfannenstiel and wife Ann of Hays, Thomas J. Pfannenstiel of Kansas City, KS and Gordon F. Pfannenstiel and wife Lynn of Russell, KS and a sister, Annette Pfannenstiel-Brhel of Syracuse, NY.

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Monday, July 9, 2018 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Munjor. Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery with Fr. Jarett Konrade officiating.

A Memorial visitation will be Monday at the church 9:30 AM until service time.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Francis Church.

Arrangements in care of Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 2509 Vine St., Hays, KS 67601.

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