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Tamara Ann Pfeifer 1969 - 2016
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Tamara Ann Pfeifer 1969 - 2016

Tamara Ann Pfeifer, 47, of Great Bend formerly of Hays, passed away Nov. 16, 2016, in Great Bend. She was born Aug. 19, 1969, in Hays, to James J. Pfeifer and Norma Jean “Jeannie” Munsch. She graduated from Hays High in 1987 and attended Garden City Vo-Tech.
She had worked as a Cad Tech for Wheelchairs of Kansas and Sizewise. She took great pride in also being a firefighter with the Schoenchen, Kansas, Fire Department Company 8, an EMT in Ellinwood and she was also a first responder. She truly enjoyed riding motorcycles and being a part of the American Legion Riders Post 180 of Great Bend. Tammy was a loving mother who adored her sons and her pet dog, Bridgette.
She is survived by her parents, Jeannie Munsch and Bob Jarmer of Great Bend, her father, James J. Pfeifer of Olmitz; sons, Austin Petz and Jay Petz, both of Hays, and Dustin Petz of Minneapolis, Minnesota; a brother, Wade Helget of Rose Hill; sisters, Pam Kreutzer and husband Doug of Hays, Tarasa Miller and husband Shaun of Hoisington, Heather Curtice and husband Brandon of Great Bend, and Amanda Niemann of Bay City, Michigan; and one grandchild, Bo Petz of Hays. She was preceded in death by a sister, Rachel Green; and her grandparents, Whitey and Leanore Munsch and Celly and Monica Pfeifer.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Schoenchen. Burial will follow in St. Anthony Cemetery. The American Legion Riders post 180 will provide the escort. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday with a combined parish vigil service and rosary at 7 p.m., all at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine in Hays. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Austin Petz education fund or the American Legion Post 180 of Great Bend. Condolences may be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to keithleyfuneralhomes@gmail.com.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory
2509 Vine**
Hays, KS 67601
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Nov. 18, 2016