Delmar Emil Chrisler, 81, of Natoma, Kansas, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at his daughter’s home in Victoria, Kansas.

Delmar was born June 5, 1936 in Hays, Kansas, the son of H. Don and Leona (Jantzen) Chrisler.  He grew up in Ellis County near the Saline River and the Fairport area.  He graduated from Natoma High School and then attended Ft. Hays State University.  Delmar served his country in the U.S. Army.  After his service he returned to the Fairport area.

Delmar was united in marriage to Myra Ann Pfortmiller on June 1, 1963 in Natoma.  This union was blessed with four daughters; Michele, Kimberly, Tammy Jo and Brenda.  They made their home on the farm near Fairport.  Myra preceded him in death on December 2, 2013.

Delmar was a farmer and rancher most all of his life.  Also in his lifetime, he was a cattle truck driver, steer wrestler, rodeo clown, the owner and operator of the Plainville Livestock.  Delmar was a man who took pride in his farm and especially his daughters and grandchildren.

Delmar’s surviving family include his four daughters, Michele Meier (Kenneth) of Victoria, Kansas, Kimberly Pfanenstiel (Curt) of Victoria, Kansas, Tammy Jo Hammersmith (Todd) of Gorham, Kansas and Brenda Miller (Joe) of Austin, Texas; brother, Gene Chrisler (Dorene) of Natoma, Kansas; five grandchildren, Scott Chrisler, Jasper Chrisler, Gus Pfanenstiel (Ciera), Brooke Pfanenstiel and Cooper Pfanenstiel; and two great grandchildren, Gage and Riggens Pfanenstiel.

Delmar was preceded in death by his parents, wife Myra, brothers, Eldon “Huck” Chrisler and Ralph Chrisler; and sister, Ellen Ruth Strang.

Celebration of Delmar’s Life will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, September 22, 2017 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell.  Burial will follow at the Fairport Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  A Memorial has been established with the Fairport Cemetery Fund.  Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.


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