Wanda ’69 M. (Staab) Pfannenstiel



WaKeeney resident, Wanda 1969 (Staab) Pfannenstiel, passed away Monday, October 24, 2016, at her home. She was born June 21, 1951 to Joseph A. Staab and Louise (Meier) Staab in Hays, KS.

She grew up and attended schools in Hays and Catharine, KS and graduated from Marian High School in Hays in 1969. She worked at Travenol. She was united in marriage to Tom Pfannenstiel, on August 10, 1973 in Catharine. Over the years, she worked as asst. Clerk of the District Court of Trego County, as secretary at Verbeck’s Lumber Company, and as library aide at WaKeeney Grade School. She served on the WaKeeney Public Library board and the Christ the King Catholic Church Altar Society in WaKeeney, KS. She played bridge and pinochle in several groups. Wanda loved to read, but her real passion was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and “granddog” Bailey.

Wanda was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her mother Louise of Hays; husband Tom of WaKeeney; 2 daughters Joy (Pfannenstiel) Brandau and husband Jason of Shawnee, KS and Laura (Pfannenstiel) Ross and husband Kevin of Edwardsville, KS; 2 grandchildren Abigail and Brayden Ross, and “granddog” Bailey; 2 brothers Garry and wife JoAnn of Hays, and Dennis and wife Diane of Basehor, KS; 6 sisters Barbara McCormick, Sharon Howard, Diana Staab and Pam Munsch and husband Cory, all of Hays, KS, Donna Perez and husband Gabe of Lenexa, KS, and Joann Lang and husband Brian of Shawnee, KS; and many beloved nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM, Friday October 28, 2016 at Christ the King Catholic Church, WaKeeney. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney. A parish vigil service will be at 7:00 PM at Christ the King Catholic Church.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS memorial contributions are suggested to Christ the King Catholic Church Building Fund or WaKeeney Public Library. Checks made to either organization may be sent in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 North 12th, WaKeeney, KS 67672.