Karl A. Schmidtberger

Karl A. Schmidtberger, 64, Hays, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at his home.

He was born Dec. 30, 1950, in Hays to Michael and Anna Marie (Burghart) Schmidtberger. He was a 1969 graduate of Victoria High School and from Oklahoma State University as a certified pedorthist in 1997.

He married Deborah K. Goetz on July 19, 1971, in Hays. He was a certified pedorthist and owner/operator of Pedorthic Specialists LLC in Hays until his retirement in 2013. He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics, the Hays Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9076 and the Hays American Legion Post No. 173.

Survivors include his wife, Hays; two sons, Jesse Schmidtberger and wife, Jennifer, Olathe and their children, Josie and Julia and Blake Schmidtberger and his son, Eric, Overland Park; a brother, Paul Schmidtberger and wife, Judy, Russell; three sisters, Dianne Carter and husband, Charles, Sr., The Villages, Fla., Janice Tholen and husband, Tom, Victoria and Carol Dreiling and husband, John, Hays; a sister-in-law, Tess Schmidtberger, Russell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father and mother-in-law, Daniel and Edna Goetz; and two brothers, Kenneth F. and Ronald M. Schmidtberger.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, Hays with military honors by Hays VFW Post No. 9076 and Hays American Legion Post No. 173 will be at the church following the services.

Family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Salvation Army in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com.