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pfannenstiel donDonald M. Pfannenstiel, 63, Munjor, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at his home.

He was born Jan. 7, 1952, in Cambridge, Neb., to Melvin and Betty Lou (Rohr) Pfannenstiel. After graduating high School and attending Fort Hays State University, he entered the U.S. Navy and served for over eight years in the U.S. Navy submarine force. After his service in the Navy, he was a nuclear power engineer with Entergy Corp. in Louisiana for many years until returning home.

He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Munjor, the third degree Knights of Columbus in Munjor, and the American Legion.

He enjoyed playing golf, working in his shop, and was very giving in donating to numerous organizations. He was very smart, talented and learned to pilot hot air balloons and had a cabin at a deer camp in Louisiana.

Survivors include his mother, Munjor; a sister, Karen Mondero and husband, John, Hays; a step brother, Roger Loesch, Hay; a step-sister, Terri Rogers and husband, Sandy, Newton; his aunts and uncles, Rene Chidester and husband, Ken, Salt Lake City, Lee Rohr, Munjor, Chuck Rohr, Mount Dora, Fla., Al Rohr and wife, Alice, Mission, Texas, Mary Jo Braun and husband, Marvin, Hays; a niece, Jessica Albers and husband, Bobby, Munjor; and nephews, Matt Mondero and Joe Mondero and wife, Becca, all of Oberlin; and his canine companion, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1953; two aunts, Claire Unrein and Calysta Rohr; and a nephew, Lucas Mondero.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Munjor; burial in St. Francis Cemetery with military honors by the Hays VFW Honor Guard and Hays American Legion Riders.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Hays, KS 67601.

A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Friday, followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary, both at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Masses, or Wounded Warrior Project, in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com.


Obituary by Kim Campbell - Dec 17, 2015

Image and article courtesy of the Hays Memorial Chapel and the Hays Daily News.


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