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Eugenia Lucille (Deorsam) Pfannenstiel

September 24, 1927 ~ November 12, 2018 (age 91)


Eugenia Lucille Pfannenstiel

Eugenia Lucille Pfannenstiel, 91, Hays, died Monday, November 12, 2018 at the Hays Good Samaritan Society.

She was born September 24, 1927 in Copperas Cove, Texas one of eight children to George and Delores (Helmecke) Deorsam.  She graduated from Gatesville High School and was a homemaker. On November 12, 1945 she was united in marriage to Henry Pfannenstiel in Munjor, Kansas.  Eugenia died on what would have been her and Henry’s 73rd wedding anniversary, however Henry preceded her in death on October 5, 2015, just shy of their 70th wedding anniversary.  She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, and she loved Charlie Pride music, admired beauty and flowers, enjoyed gift giving for the grandchildren and great grandchildren, and she was always there when needed.  She painted china, noticed details, was an antiques dealer, the family cook, and she possessed a great sense of humor and loved life and everything in it.  After many years of not allowing a pet in the home, she was smitten by her beloved cat Alex.

Survivors include three sons; Dennis Pfannenstiel and wife Crystal of Port St. Lucie, FL, Merle Pfannenstiel and wife Romey of Garland, TX, and Gary Pfannenstiel of Hays, five daughters; Audrey Herold and husband Ron of Hays, Marsha Hupfer and husband Dennis of Shawnee, and Brenda Kroeger, Karen Gilmore and husband Louie, and Pamela Allen, all of Hays, fourteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Henry, three brothers; Louies, Carl Lee, and Raymond Deorsam, and four sisters; Tillie Kindler, Edna Haedge, Lillie Schaub, and Irene Phillips.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1805 Vine Street, with Fr. Barry Brinkman officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6:00 pm until 8:00 on Friday and from 9:00 am until 9:45 on Saturday, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street.  A vigil service and rosary will be at 7:00 pm on Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Hospice of HaysMed or to the Hays Good Samaritan Society, in care of the funeral home.  Condolences and memories of Eugenia may be shared with the family at

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