Virgil Gene Schuster, age 77, of Ellis, Kansas passed away May 5, 2021 at the Andbe Home in Norton, KS. He was born September 15, 1943, in Ellis to Frank P. and Mary (Flax) Schuster. He graduated from Ellis High School in 1961. He later married Rosalie (Schutz) April 4, 1964 in Hays, Kansas. She preceded him in death on May 24, 2013.
Virgil owned Schuster Service in Ellis for 42 years. After retiring from the service station he filled his time driving for Mid Kansas Auto Auction as well as driving the miniature train at the Ellis Railroad Museum. He collected Texaco memorabilia, die cast cars and enjoyed completing jig saw puzzles. He was a Third Degree Ellis Council Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by two daughters, Deena Wente (Ray Caldwell); Patricia (Rob) Lawson, both of Norton; four grandkids, Anthony Wente, Derek Rowh, Jarrett Wente, and Zachary Rowh; Four brothers, Verlin (Luella) Schuster, Great Bend, KS; Larry (Mary) Schuster, Holcomb, KS; LaVerne (Barbara) Schuster, Russell, KS; David (Karla) Schuster, Ellis; two sisters, Elizabeth Newton, Ellis, and Mary Lou (Keevin) Newcomer, Ogallah, KS.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Francis Schuster; and brother-in-law James Newton.
Memorials are suggested to the Ellis Railroad Museum or St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Donations made payable to the organization, may be sent in care of Keithley Funeral Homes, PO Box 86, Hays, KS, 67601.
Visitation will be Friday, May 7th from 5pm - 8 pm with a combined vigil and K of C Rosary at 7 PM, all at Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 E 17th in Ellis.
Funeral services will be 10 AM, Saturday, May 8, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellis, burial to follow in church cemetery.
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