Viola Robben, 92, Walker, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Brookdale Assisted Living – Hays.
She was born May 26, 1926, on a farm south of Ogallah to Michael and Anna (Sander) Hammerschmidt. She married Wilfred Robben on Jan. 28, 1947, at Victoria. He preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 2002.
She was a homemaker and a farmer’s wife. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, St. Ann’s Christian Mothers, both of Walker, and St. Fidelis Daughters of Isabella, Victoria. Her family moved in 1938 from Ogallah to Victoria where she attended school. She enjoyed playing cards, cooking, quilting, embroidering, her family and friends.
Survivors include three sons, Leroy Robben and wife, Karen, Melvin Robben and wife, Patty, both of Salina, and Norman Robben and wife, Linda, Walker; seven grandchildren, Jason Robben and fiancé, Julie Richmeier-Werth, Jackie Vestal (Brandon), Christina Sramek (Ryan), Jamie Robben, Aaron Robben (Ashley), Daniel Robben (Kara), and Patrick Robben (Amanda); nine great grandchildren and one on the way; one brother, Elias Hammerschmidt, Wichita; and two sisters-in-law, Bernice Hammerschmidt, Hays, and Agnes Hammerschmidt, Hutchinson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Jane Robben; one great grandson, Landry Robben; five brothers, Fridolin, Richard, Norbert, Alvin and Elmer Hammerschmidt; five sisters, Silvina Pfaff; Sister Armella Hammerschmidt C.S.A.; Helen Mohl; Mary Weigel and Irene Pfannenstiel.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Walker. Burial in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Walker.
A St. Ann’s Christian Mothers and St. Fidelis Daughters of Isabella combined rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday followed by a vigil service at 8 p.m. Wednesday, all at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main Street, Victoria.
Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, Victoria, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church.
Memorials are suggested to St. Ann’s Cemetery.
Condolence can be left at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or sent to firstname.lastname@example.org