Leona Vsetecka, age 82, of Victoria, KS, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Via Christi Village of Hays.
She was born on January 28, 1936 in Liebenthal, KS to Leo and Elizabeth (Burgardt) Herrman. On November 13, 1954 she married Adolph Schuckman. To this marriage, ten kids were born with four surviving children. Adolph passed away on May 15, 1975. Leona remarried to Charles E. Vsetecka on June 17, 1977. This union brought three step-children.
She was very active in her Catholic faith. She was a member of The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Daughters of Isabella, Christians Mothers and VFW Auxiliary all of Victoria. She had been a member of RCIA-Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, to help lead prospective converts to Catholicism, a member of the Secular Franciscan Order and taught Catechism. Leona served the Victoria community while on the school board. Her hobbies included; singing, dancing, baking, sewing, quilting, cooking for her family and the Seminary. Her greatest joys were her faith, family and becoming a very successful and award-winning saleswoman in insurance.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Charles E. Vsetecka of Via Christi Village of Hays; two sons, Dominic Schuckman and his wife Michelle of Newton, KS, Samuel Schuckman of Ashville, NC; two daughters, Theresa Wasinger and her husband John of Hays, Martha Boardman and her husband Rob of Hays; one step-son, Charles F. Vsetecka of Almena, KS; two step-daughters, Michelle Schuckman and her husband Dominic of Newton, KS, Cheryl McNamara of Bonner Springs, KS; a sister, Lucy Herrman and her husband William “Bill” of LaCrosse, KS; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Leona was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Adolph Schuckman; six infant children; three brothers, Wendelin, Francis and Leon Herrman; four sisters, Cecilia Herrman, Dorothy Urban, Agnes Randa and Helen Meder; four half-brothers and three half-sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10:00 A.M., November 10, 2018, at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria. Burial will follow at St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria.
Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Friday and from 8:30 to 9:45 A.M. Saturday, all at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main St. in Victoria.
A combined Daughters of Isabella, Christian Mothers and VFW Auxiliary rosary will be recited at 6:30 P.M. followed by a parish vigil service all at the mortuary.
Memorials are suggested in Leona’s loving memory to Capuchin Franciscans – Province of St. Conrad, 3613 Wyandot St., Denver, CO 80211. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main Street, Victoria, Kansas 67671.
Condolences can be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or can be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org