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Stanley Schremmer

July 12, 1948 — June 13, 2022

Stanley Schremmer


Stanley M Schremmer, age 73, passed away suddenly but peacefully at his home on Monday June 13, 2022. Born July 12, 1948, to John and Marie (Hlavaty) Schremmer. He married Nancy (Ochs) on November 18, 1972, in Hoisington, Kansas.

Stan was raised on a farm in rural Barton County, KS. After graduating from Hoisington high school Stan joined the US Navy where he fought and served honorably in the Vietnam War.

Upon returning home from his service duty Stan attended Barton County Community College, Emporia State University and earned a bachelor degree from Fort Hays State University. He also began farming for his father-in-law where he invented and patented a round bale spear attachment that would allow a tractor to move round bales with a Front End loader without requiring the bucket to be removed. After selling the patent, Stan enjoyed a long and successful career in various manufacturing management roles. At the time of his death, Stan was the Environmental Health and Safety Manager for Enersys of Hays.

Stan had a passion for horseback riding and together with his family owned and operated the Rocking S Arena on his property north of Walker, Kansas. Although he hosted several different equestrian events at this arena, it is best known for the daily horseback lessons given to dozens of local area children over the years.

Stan is survived by his wife Nancy Schremmer of the home, son Ryan Schremmer of Gorham, Kansas, daughter Amy Summers and husband Shawn of Hays, Kansas, grandchildren, Olivia Schremmer of Gorham, Landon, Stanna, Kamryn, and Jayla Summers all of Hays, and his two sisters, Connie Pickert of Kansas City and Mary Jeanette Smith and husband Walt of Richmond, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Galen Schremmer, and a brother-in-law, Duane Pickert.

A Celebration of life service will be 10:30 AM Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine ~ Hays, KS 67601. Facebook Live will be available. To view go to and select the Facebook Live tab. The streaming will begin shortly before services begin.

The Arena was a true passion of his and therefore the family asks in lieu of flowers, memorials made payable to: Rocking S Arena LLC may be sent in care of Keithley Funeral Homes PO Box 86 Hays, KS 67601.

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Celebration of Life Saturday

June 18, 2022

10:30 AM

2509 Vine Street

Hays, Kansas 67601

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