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Imelda D. "Millie" (Kreutzer) Flax

October 9, 1936 ~ November 3, 2018 (age 82)

Imelda D. “Millie” Flax

Imelda D. “Millie” Flax, 82, Hays, died Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Brookdale Senior Living in Hays.

She was born October 9, 1936 in Hays the daughter of Isidore and Lidwina (Younker) Kreutzer.  She was a graduate of Hays High School in 1954 and on April 26, 1955 she was united in marriage to Frank W. Flax in Hyacinth, Kansas.  They celebrated over fifty years of marriage before he preceded her in death on July 9, 2005.  She was a member of St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella Circle #254, and was a former member of the Sunflower Polka Club.  She was a homemaker, enjoyed sewing, and she often commented that “dancing was her joy in life.”

Survivors include three sons; Ron Flax and wife Rhonda of Hays, Wayne Flax and wife Janet of Fort Collins, CO, and Allen Flax of Mesa, AZ, six daughters; Melinda Dreiling and husband Joel of Hays, Joan Youmans and husband Bill of Centennial, Colorado, Lucy Hutchison and husband Craig of Hays, Rebecca Ginther and husband Clay of Dodge City, Tammie Macari and husband Barney of Wichita, and Laura Hertel and husband John of Hays, one brother; Leroy Kreutzer and wife Sandy of Hays, one sister; Firma Pfannenstiel of WaKeeney, a sister-in-law; Judy Kreutzer of Russell, twenty-one grandchildren; Lucas Flax and wife Amanda, Jeremy Dreiling and wife Amy, Jennifer Werth and husband James, Nathan Flax and wife Tori, Jay Dreiling, Mandi Garrett and husband Justin, Nicholas Ginther and fiance' Raia, Marc Hertel and wife Katy, Kelsey Burgess and husband Nathan, Elizabeth Bolmer and husband Matthew, Shawn Hutchison, Landon Flax and wife Sarah, Kylie Youmans, Joshua Ginther and wife Hayley, Jarrod Flax and wife Brianna, Jill Schlegel and husband Jake, Brett Hertel, Madison Macari, Alison Macari, Tara Hertel, and Jordan Flax, seventeen great-grandchildren; Preston Palmer, Laine, Emerson and Hadleigh Werth, Maddix  Randa, Xavier Flax, Porter and Lexen Garrett, Reese Owens, Mary-Kate Hertel, Kinley and Kyron Burgess, Allie, Jacob, and Penelope Bolmer, Collins Flax, and Daniel Ginther.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Frank, sisters; Anna Sanders (Linus), Alice Nemechek (Leo), Verla Staab (Roger), Neola Schmidtberger (Robert), and an infant sister Viola Kreutzer, three brothers; Marvin Kreutzer, Kenneth Kreutzer, and an infant brother Leroy Kreutzer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, 2901 E. 13th Street, with Fr. Jarett Konrade, Fr. Dan Scheetz, and Fr. Bill Surmeier officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 on Monday and from 9:00 am until 9:45 on Tuesday, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street.  A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 6:00 pm and a vigil service will be at 7:00 pm, all on Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church remodeling fund.  Condolences and memories of Millie may be left for the family at

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