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Marie A. Schmidtberger

September 20, 2017

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 Victoria, Kansas - Marie A. Schmidtberger, age 87, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Via Christi/St. Francis Health Center in Wichita, Kansas. She was born October 2, 1929, in Victoria, Kansas to Anthony and Euphrosina (Hoffman) Bollig. She married Robert L. Schmidtberger on October 17, 1949 at Victoria, Kansas.

She was a homemaker a member of The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas and served on the Ellis County Extension Board for eight years.  She was a 1947 graduate of Victoria High School. She and her husband started The Victoria Vikings 4-H Club, both were Club Leaders for 18 years and she was very active with the Ellis County 4-H Fair. She enjoyed her family, grandchildren, sewing and gardening.

Survivors include her husband, Robert L., of the home; six sons, Jerry Schmidtberger, Leroy Schmidtberger and wife, LeeAnn, Wayne Schmidtberger, Ron Schmidtberger and wife, Kim, all of Victoria, KS; Gary Schmidtberger and wife, Wanda, Hays, KS; Pat Schmidtberger, Wichita, KS; one daughter, Judy Rupp and husband, Rick, Victoria, KS; one brother, Francis Bollig and wife, Cecelia, Cypress, TX;  15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, with one great grandchild on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Theresa Bollig; one infant sister, Lorine Bollig; one daughter-in-law, Louise Schmidtberger; one great grandson, Jonah Schmidtberger; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, John F. and Albina (Frank) Schmidtberger.

Services are 10:00 A.M. Monday, September 25, 2017, at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas.  A private family burial will be at a later date.

A vigil service/rosary will be at 7:00 P.M. Sunday, at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, Kansas.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Sunday, at The Basilica of St. Fidelis and from 8:30 to 9:45 A.M. Monday, at Cline's-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main Street, Victoria, Kansas 67671.

Memorials are suggested to the Schmidtberger family.  Condolences can be left by guestbook at
www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or can be sent via e-mail to clinesmortuary@eaglecom.net.

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