Marvin Cyril Pfannenstiel

January 1, 1931November 22, 2018

Marvin Cyril Pfannenstiel, 87, Gladstone, passed away November 22, 2018 at his home.

Memorial Mass is Friday, November 30th at 9:00 AM at St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 800 Shady Lane, Gladstone, MO. Burial to follow at Resurrection North Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.

Marvin was born Jan. 1, 1931 in Ness City, KS to Alex E. and Agatha (Stoecklein) Pfannenstiel. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic School, Ness City High School and Maple Woods College. He worked for the Ness County Co-op, Scott County Co-op, Farmland Industries, Seaboard, Inc. and MAP Enterprises, Inc.

He was active in the Northland, a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Gladstone Rotary Club and Paul Harris Fellow as well as Knights of Columbus Council 5212 in Scott City, KS

Marvin is preceded in death by his parents and his son, Kevin L. Pfannenstiel. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Ardis (Feuers) Pfannenstiel; daughters Brenda R Pfannenstiel of Gladstone, MO and Maureen G Davis of Tonopah, AZ; grandchildren Eric Mundorff of Tonopah, AZ and Ellen Pfannenstiel Gross of Chicago, IL; and many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Charles Parrish.


  • Ardis (Fewers) Pfannenstiel, Wife
  • Brenda R. Pfannenstiel, Daughter
  • Maureen G. Davis, Daughter
  • Eric Mundorff, Grandson
  • Ellen Pfannenstiel Gross, Granddaughter
  • and many other relatives and friends


  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, November 30, 2018

Marvin Cyril Pfannenstiel

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Bradley Day

November 27, 2018

Some of the best memories of my childhood were the semi-annual visits to Uncle Marvin and Aunt Ardis' home in Kansas City. There was always a lot of laughter and late night visits around the kitchen table. Looking back I marvel at how Marvin and Ardis could stay up so late with their vacationing guests and go to work the next morning!

Bridget Bauer

November 26, 2018

Marv was my boss at Seaboard from 1979 until we both left that company in the mid 1980s. He mentored me in the finer arts of ocean freight and chartering ships and such. A gentle firm guiding hand from Marvin lit a "logistics" torch in me that still burns bright. Learned a lot from this fellow.

We kept in touch though our paths didn't often cross after that. He and Ardis usually beat me to the punch with annual Christmas letters, and Marv would call me from time to time with news of mutual friends and acquaintances from Seaboard days.

I had the great privilege to visit with Marv and Ardis again on a visit to their parish in early 2018.