Pauline M. (Rupp) Weigel, 77, Hays, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at her home.

She was born Dec. 9, 1936, in Liebenthal to Joseph and Sophia (Pfannenstiel) Rupp. She was a 1954 graduate of Girls Catholic High School.

She married Mark R. Weigel on Feb. 14, 1955, in Hays. She was a homemaker and a secretary for Lehrers Flowers and ALPA Airlines Association, both in the Denver area.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles.

Survivors include her husband, Hays; a brother, Mark J. Rupp and wife, Pat, Wichita; and three sisters, Lucille Rupp and husband, Bob Shanahan, Hays, Zita Zimmerman and husband, Bob, and Cathy Geyer and husband, Jack, all of Canon City, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Stephen; four brothers, Severin, Harry, Virgil and Hank Rupp; and five sisters, Alice Herrman, Sandy Moore, Mary Werth, Ann Cox and Irene Leiker.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays; inurnment will be at a later date in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church.

A rosary will be at 9:40 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Hays Medical Center, Wounded Warriors or St. Joseph Catholic Church in care of Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

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