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Dennis 'Joe' Pflaum

November 5, 1947 — February 16, 2023

Dennis 'Joe' Pflaum


Dennis 'Joe' Pflaum, age 75 of Hays, Kansas passed away Thursday, February 16, 2023 at HaysMed. Joe was born on November 5, 1947 in Falls City, Nebraska to Albert and Leola (Wissman) Pflaum. On October 5, 1969 he married Vicki (Furnas) in the Falls City Methodist Church.

Joe was the owner of Browns Shoe Fit in Hays for 41 years. In addition to owning the store he drove an Athletic Bus for Fort Hays State, drove a flagger vehicle for Hess Services moving oilfield tanks, as well as helping with car transports for local car dealerships.

Joe was an avid outdoorsman particularly hunting and fishing and enjoyed traveling the country. His greatest joy was being able to attend his grandchildrens sporting events.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki Pflaum of Hays; his son, Aaron Matthew Pflaum and significant other, Stacy Budig and his children, twin girls, Brooke and Brittany and his son, Blake all of Hays; his daughter, Lindsay Hart and husband Jamie and their son, Braxton all of hays; two sisters, Rosie Wanchisen of Denver, Colorado and Joyce Neilsen and husband Jim of Broomfield, Colorado as well as his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents,; a brother, Kenny Pflaum and his wife Lori; and a brother-in-law, Tom Wanchisen.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at the First United Methodist Church of Hays with pastor Troy Miller officiating.

Private family burial will take place in Falls City.

Memorial contributions are suggested to HaysMed Hospice, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks or the Cancer Council of Ellis County. Donations made payable to the organization may be sent in care of Keithley Funeral Homes, PO Box 86 Hays, KS 67601.

Condolences may be left by guest book at

Arrangements in care of Brocks-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.


Funeral Service Wednesday

February 22, 2023

1:00 PM

Hays First United Methodist Church

305 w. 7th street

Hays, Kansas 67601

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