Charles L. “Charlie” Hatfield
Charles L. “Charlie” Hatfield, 87, Hays, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at his home.
He was born October 27, 1931 in Russell the son of Louis and Joan (Rupp) Hatfield. He was a graduate of Hays High School in the class of 1949 and a veteran of the Kansas Army National Guard. On September 27, 1952 he was united in marriage to Leona A. Dreiling in Victoria, and they celebrated over 66 years of marriage. He worked for R.C. Williams Trucking, was a co-owner of Four-Way Trucking, and later drove to pick up vehicles for Hays Ford Toyota. He was a former member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, and a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council #4166 in Schoenchen. Charlie enjoyed fishing, vegetable and flower gardening, staying active, being outdoors, driving, and woodworking. He was kind, giving, and loved his family, especially holding his grandbabies, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife Leona of the home in Hays, three daughters; Joy Vogel and husband Doug of Marion, Susan Dinges and husband Tom of Schoenchen, and Jill Dillon and husband Jerry of Hays, a daughter-in-law; Deb Hatfield of Hays, a brother Louis Hatfield and wife Kay of Moore, OK, ten grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son; Glen Hatfield, two brothers; Donald and Kenneth Hatfield, three sisters; Bonnie Pless, Kay Wellbrock, an infant sister Phyllis Hatfield, and a great-granddaughter; Morgan Mai.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Fr. Barry Brinkman officiating. Burial with military honors by the Hays VFW Honor Guard will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 on Sunday and from 9:00 am until 9:45 on Monday, all at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 5:30 pm and a vigil service will be at 6:30 pm followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary, all on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family wishes. Condolences and memories of Charlie may be shared with the family at www.haysmemorial.com
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