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Irene Vonfeldt

March 25, 2018

Irene Vonfeldt, age 96, former Walker, Kansas resident died Sunday, March 25, 2018, at Parkview Care Center in Fairfield, Iowa.

She was born March 25, 1922, on the farm at Walker, Kansas, to John and Agnes (Schumacher) Gerstner. She married Acquiline “Ack” Vonfeldt on May 29, 1945, at Walker, Kansas. He preceded her in death on April 13, 1954.

Irene was postmaster at Walker, Kansas for 30 years. She then moved to Salina, Kansas and worked at the Holiday Inn and Kline’s Department Store. After her retirement, she moved to Iowa to live with her daughter, Carol and husband, Don. She was a member of the St. Ann’s Catholic Church and St. Ann’s Christian Mothers both of Walker, Kansas, the St. Fidelis Daughters of Isabell and the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Post #1751 both of Victoria, Kansas. She enjoyed playing bingo, the Kansas City Royals and always willing to help anyone in the Walker area. But most of all she loved her family and spending time with them.

Survivors include her daughter, Carol Sander and husband, Don, Richland, Iowa; two grandchildren, Clayton Sander, Richland, Iowa; Renee Eberhart and husband, Jason, Topeka, KS; three great grandchildren, Ashley Johnson, Corey Kindlesparger and Thomas Armstrong; and five great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, a daughter, Elizabeth “Betty” Moore; four brothers, Fred, Edward, Alfred and Richard Gerstner; and two sisters, Albina Kippes and Regina Solomon; and one infant sister, Katherine Gerstner.

Her body will be cremated per her request. A mass in her honor will be read on April 14, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Fairfield, Iowa. A private inurnment will be at a later date at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Walker, Kansas.

In-lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family and mailed to: PO Box 323, Richland, Iowa 52585 or to St. Ann’s Cemetery, Walker, Kansas, in care of Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.

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