Monica Unrein

Monica Unrein, 93, La Crosse, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at Via Christi Village, Hays.

She was born May 4, 1919, on the family farm in rural Rush County to Michael and Magdalena (Herrman) Schaffer.

She married John Unrein on Nov. 21, 1939, in Schoenchen. He preceded her in death Feb. 28, 2000.

A lifetime Rush County resident, she owned and operated Unrein Liquor Store in La Crosse for many years.

She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, La Crosse. She was a former member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and St. Michael Altar Society, both of La Crosse.

Survivors include a son, Leslie James Unrein, Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Carol Jean Schaben, Independence, Mo., and Paula Kay Schuckman, Wichita; three sisters, Ludwina Haselhorst, Hays, Frances Urban, Great Bend, and Mary Schaffer, Wichita; six grandchildren, Patti Bryant, Michael Unrein, Kristi Stubbings, Lon Schuckman, John Unrein, and Jon Schuckman; 11 great-grandchildren, Thomas Brent Haskell, Blake Michael Unrein, Brett Raymond Unrein, Ethan John Unrein, Sara Grace Unrein and Katherine Elizabeth Unrein, Bryce Stubbings, Avery Stubbings, Reid Schuckman, Beckett Schuckman, and Thatcher Schuckman; and a step-great-grandchild, Andy Downs.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Vincent Schaffer, Joe Schaffer and Mike Schaffer; four sisters, Applonia Moeder, Bertha Moeder, Martina Werth and Annie Price; and an infant sister.

Services were Thursday at Via Christi Village Chapel, 2225 Canterbury; burial in La Crosse City Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to St. Michael Altar Society, La Crosse, in care of Cline’s Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601.

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