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Thomas J. Baumrucker

November 15, 1940 — December 22, 2017

Thomas J. Baumrucker

Thomas John Baumrucker, age 77, of Hays, Kansas passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 in Hays. He was born November 15, 1940 in Hays to Ralph M. and Martina (Drees) Baumrucker. He graduated from Gorham High School in 1958 and earned 2 Bachelors degrees and a Masters degree all from Fort Hays State University.

Tom owned and operated Hays Greenhouse for 42 years. He was a very hands on owner who was always eager to use his expertise in helping customers with their projects. Prior to operating the Hays Greenhouse he ran the family farm at the age of 19 after both of his parents died in a car accident. He enjoyed the Denver Broncos, the Nebraska Cornhuskers and he was an avid supporter of Fort Hays State University.

He is survived by his sister, Eileen Regier of Hutchinson; his brother, Steve Baumrucker and wife Nancy of Hays; and their sons David of Hays and Brian of Spring, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601. Inurnment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Gorham, KS.

A memorial visitation will be Wednesday 9:30 AM until service time at the chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Fort Hays State University Foundation (

Condolences may be left by guest book at or by email at

Service Information

Funeral Service Wednesday

December 27, 2017

10:30 AM

2509 Vine Street

Hays, Kansas 67601

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