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Matthew Ryan Pfeifer

November 6, 1986 — March 17, 2023

Matthew Ryan Pfeifer

Matthew Ryan Pfeifer, 36, of Hays, Kansas passed away Friday, March 17, 2023, at his home. Matthew was born on November 6, 1986, in Hays, to Mark and Charlotte (Knipp) Pfeifer. Matthew graduated from Hays High School in 2005 and from Fort Hays State University, with a bachelor’s degree in Human Health and Performances, in 2010.


Matthew was a carpenter and enjoyed woodworking and home remodeling. He was a former volunteer firefighter and was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Hays.


Matthew was an active father who enjoyed spending time with his two young children. You would often find them playing at the park, swimming, go karting, and attending family events.


Matthew is survived by his parents, Mark and Charlotte Pfeifer of Hays; a son, Kendall Pfeifer; a daughter, Oakley Pfeifer, both of Hays; three sisters, Jenny Kreutzer and husband LeRoy Jr. of Wichita; Andrea Fross and husband Brandon of Weatherford, Texas; and Sarah Flora and husband Kenny of Wichita; as well as his nieces and nephew, Kelsie, Karlie, Ava, Joey, Lexi, Lacie, Braylin and Aly.


He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wilbert and Iona Knipp, and Marcus and Martina Pfeifer.


Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 10 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Hays. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Hays.


Visitation will be Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 5 PM – 7 PM and Wednesday, 9 AM – 9:30 AM all at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.


A combined parish vigil and rosary service will be Tuesday, 7 PM at the funeral chapel.


Memorial contributions are suggested towards an education fund for his children, Kendall and Oakley. Donations can be payable to Mark or Charlotte Pfeifer.


Condolences may be shared on Matthew’s tribute page at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com.

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Visitation

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Brock's - Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory

2509 Vine Street, Hays, KS 67601

A combined parish vigil and rosary will be at 7 PM

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

1805 Vine Street, Hays, KS 67601

A combined parish vigil and rosary will be at 7 PM

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