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Stephen D. "Steve" Weilert

November 11, 1952 ~ February 16, 2018 (age 65)

Stephen D. “Steve” Weilert

Stephen D. “Steve” Weilert, 65, Hays, died Friday, February 16, 2018 at his home.

He was born November 11, 1952 in Hays the son of Lawrence J. and Helen R. (Christy) Weilert, Sr.  He graduated from Hays High School in 1971 and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.  He was an oil operator, in the furniture business, and was an entrepreneur and business man.  On November 20, 1976 he was united in marriage to Helen S. Fellers at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hays.  He was a member of the VFW Post #9076 and enjoyed fishing and fishing trips to Colorado, traveling, the outdoors, and cooking.  He was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan, enjoyed eating at Al’s Chickenette and Stroud’s in Kansas City, and he never missed an opportunity to drive in the mud.  Most of all, he loved his family and spending time with his brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Helen, of the home, a son; Travis Weilert of Hays, two daughters; Mary Lawless and husband Erin of Hays, and Heather Hampton and husband Oliver of London, UK, a granddaughter; Charlotte Hampton of London, eight brothers; Lawrence J. Weilert, Jr. “Buster” and wife Elaine of Merritt Island, FL, Cary Weilert and wife Linda of Overland Park,  Jan Weilert of Overland Park, Michael Weilert and wife Pamela of Hays, Fred Weilert and wife Jeanne of Hays, Bruce Weilert and wife Linda of Overland Park, Stanley Weilert and wife Ursula of Wichita, and Pat Weilert and significant other Rose Ann Billinger of Hays, three sisters; Helen Ruth Van Orsdel and husband David of Omaha, NE, Suzy Spatz and significant other Galen Norby  of Wichita, and Grace Peterson and husband Curtis of Wichita, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a nephew; Tim Weilert, and a great nephew; Kayden Weilert.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 215 W. 13th,  Hays.  Burial with military honors by the Hays VFW Honor Guard and the American Legion Riders will follow in the St. Catherine Cemetery, Catharine.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 on Wednesday and from 9:00 am until 9:45 on Thursday, all at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street, Hays.  A parish vigil service will be at 6:15 pm and a rosary will follow at 7:00 both on Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Stephen D. Weilert family in care of the funeral home.  Condolences may be left for the family at

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