Geraldine C. “Gerry” Fiedler, 83, McPherson, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at her home.
She was born June 18, 1931, in Victoria to Lidwina (Wasinger) and Fidelis Adolph Leiker. She attended Victoria and Ellinwood elementary schools and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, Wichita.
She married Anthony C. Fiedler Sr. on June 12, 1950, in Chase. He preceded her in death Sept. 30, 1976. She was a diet clerk and aide for Memorial Hospital, McPherson.
Survivors include six sons, Anthony “Tony” C. Fiedler Jr., Roger Fiedler, Ronald Fiedler, Gregory Fiedler and Randy Fiedler, all of McPherson, and Duane Fiedler, Lyons; four daughters, Gail Gill, Stanley, N.M., Sheryl Ann Fiedler, McPherson, Janet Stine, Roscoe, Ill., and Annette Fiedler, McPherson; three brothers, Joe Jacobs Jr., Dodge City, and John Jacobs and Robert Jacobs, both of Hays; five sisters, Delores Ice and Betty Axelson, both of Stockton, Caroline Dreher, Plainville, Janice Fetterolf, Hays, and Shirley Terry, Oklahoma City; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kim Fiedler; and a great-grandson.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, McPherson; burial in McPherson Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church. A rosary will be at 4:15 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church, McPherson, Prairie View, McPherson, Arthritis Foundation, Kansas Chapter, Wichita, or Gentiva Hospice in care of Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson.
Nick Schwien is managing editor at The Hays Daily News.