Marie A. Schmidtberger, 87, Victoria, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Via Christi/St. Francis Health Center, Wichita.

She was born Oct. 2, 1929, in Victoria to Anthony and Euphrosina (Hoffman) Bollig. She was a 1947 graduate of Victoria High School.

She married Robert L. Schmidtberger on Oct. 17, 1949, in Victoria. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria, and served on the Ellis County Extension Board for eight years. She and her husband started the Victoria Vikings 4-H Club, both were Club leaders for 18 years, and she was active with the Ellis County 4-H Fair.

She enjoyed her family, grandchildren, sewing and gardening.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; six sons, Jerry Schmidtberger, Leroy Schmidtberger and wife, LeeAnn, Wayne Schmidtberger, Ron Schmidtberger and wife, Kim, all of Victoria, Gary Schmidtberger and wife, Wanda, Hays, and Pat Schmidtberger, Wichita; a daughter, Judy Rupp and husband, Rick, Victoria; a brother, Francis Bollig and wife, Cecelia, Cypress, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Theresa Bollig; an infant sister, Lorine Bollig; a daughter-in-law, Louise Schmidtberger; a great-grandson, Jonah Schmidtberger; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, John F. and Albina (Frank) Schmidtberger.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria; private family burial will be at a later date.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Basilica of St. Fidelis and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Monday at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS 67671.

A vigil service/rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Basilica.

Memorials are suggested to the Schmidtberger family in care of the mortuary.

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