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.
Condolences can be left by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.