Anton B. “Tony” Schmeidler, 83, Hays, died Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born April 13, 1934, in rural Catharine to Anton and Anna (Sander) Schmeidler. He was a 1954 graduate of Hays High School.

He was a farmer, oilman, and worked in construction, working for Pierce-Schippers Construction of Hays, Buck’s Well Service, and Bill’s Well Service and Construction, both of Plainville.

He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

He was hard working, enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, gardening, playing card, bingo, putting together picture puzzles, and enjoyed all of his animals, especially his dog.

Survivors include a brother, Lawrence Schmeidler and wife, Dolores, Catharine; four sisters; Sophia Walter, Catharine, Lillian Fisher and husband, Victor, Hays, Anna Marie Lessor and husband, Laverne, Great Bend, and Gloria Ann Vonlintel and husband, Robert, Vincent; a sister-in-law, Elsie Schmeidler, Hays; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Edwin Schmeidler and wife, Alfreda, and Ralph Schmeidler; a sister, Irene Dreiling and husband, Fred; and a brother-in-law, Ralph Walter.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

A combined vigil/rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Masses, Via Christi Village, or Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, in care of the funeral home.

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