Dennis D. Hupfer, Age :75
May 06,1945---Jan 04,2021

Dennis D. Hupfer, of Shawnee, KS, formerly from Russell, KS passed away on Monday, January 4th at Advent Hospital with his family by his bed side. Dennis was born May 6, 1945 to Clarence J. Hupfer and Mildred Stumpff. He graduated from Russell High School and Fort Hays University. His love for the Oil and Gas exploration took him to the Middle East where he worked as a Driller for Santa Fe Drilling. He returned to Kansas in 1971 to marry the love of his life, Marsha Pfannenstiel and to continue his career with Santa Fe Drilling as a personnel manager. He worked in Texas and California. In 1980 he returned to Kansas to start his own Oil and Gas Company which he continued to operate until his death. Dennis was passionate about his love for God, Country and family. He loved fishing, hunting and playing pinochle with friends and family, but he mostly loved being with his family. He was a great family man always making sure everyone had everything they needed.  He was so proud of his grandchildren and enjoyed going to their baseball games. Dennis is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Clayton and sisters, Aleta Katt, Delene Gilmore and baby sister, Beverly. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marsha, daughter, Laura Bean, (Randy Bean), daughter, Rachel Hupfer, grandchildren, Abby and Braydon Bean, brother, John Hupfer and sister- in- law, Dixie Hupfer and many beloved nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held later this year for family and friends to attend.


Dean and Ronda Katt Jan 08 ,2021

Nephew ,INDEPENDENCE ,Missouri

We are so sorry for your loss. Uncle Denny was always a joy to be around as a child growing up and as an adult. I enjoyed every minute I spent with him. I have many fond memories of him and will always remember his sense of humor and his laugh. He was a very special person and will be missed.

Lloyd Gilmore Jan 08 ,2021

Friend, classmate and roommate ,Derby ,Kansas

Dennis and I played on the Russell football team in 62. Later we roomed together in Hays and I have many fun memories of our time together and the adventures we had.

Harlan Steinle Jan 08 ,2021

Friend ,Mesa ,Arizona

Marsha & family. My sincere condolences on the loss of Denny. You don't know me but I went to high school with Denny (Delvy) and we were on the wrestling team together. He was ONE OF A KIND--a person who makes an impression that lasts with you a life-time. I followed his career in oil as my dad was also in the oil patch. the world has lost the type of man who we can't afford to lose. may your fond memories tide you through this difficult time as hopefully they will me. RIP my friend.

John Propp Jan 08 ,2021

High School friend ,Fairhope ,AL

We lost a good one. He always smiled and was fun to be around.

Eddie Katt Jan 08 ,2021

Nephew ,Saint Charles ,Missouri

My Uncle Denny will be missed and my thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Marsha and the entire family as we remember him. I will always remember his smile and his laugh and have many fond memories of the past family gatherings and conversations with him. My heart morns. God Bless.

Shirley Bunger Jan 09 ,2021

Laura so sorry for the loss of your father. I know how hard it is but you will always have wonderful memories in your heart and thoughts.

don Hoffman Jan 09 ,2021

Marsha and family of Dennis I am so sorry for your loss. It has been a few years since i've seen Dennis but he was a pleasure to represent. Of all of the operators i have known and represented, Dennis was among the best. Honest and bright. My sympathy to the family

Dennis & Teena Rae Bangert Jan 10 ,2021

Friend and Classmate ,Derby ,Kansas

We are so sorry for your loss. Dennis was one of the good guys, a classmate and friend. We shared many memorable victories and some losses as members of the Russell High School wrestling team. We continued our friendship while attending Fort Hays State University. After college, Dennis would occasionally visit our home in Derby prior to leaving for his business trip to Saudi Arabia. Regretfully, over the years we lost contact as we each pursued our careers. However, some years ago we connected again as we discovered he lived a short distance from our daughter in Shawnee. We last talked with Dennis in 2018 over lunch. We lost a good man, classmate, and friend and will always remember him. Dennis and Tenna Rae Bangert

Ginny Johnson Jan 10 ,2021

High School Classmate ,Fountain Valley ,California

Dear Hupher Family, I am sorry for your loss of a fine man, husband, father and grandfather. I admired him as an athlete and kind person during our Russell High School years. He was definitely one of the good guys.

Gene Martin Jan 10 ,2021

classmate ,New Canton ,Virginia

I had several classes with Dennis. He was always smiling,chuckling and had a gleam in his eye. A nice guy that you as a family can be very proud of. My condolences. Gene

Jim Tinkler Jan 14 ,2021

Friend ,San Antonio ,Texas

Barb and I were sorry to hear about Dennis' passing. He was a good loyal friend, always with s smile. Dennis and I were wresting teammates, both at Russell. High School and at Fort Hays. Our prayers are with Denny and you, his family. I was priviledged to have known him and to have called him my friend. Jim Tinkler