Steven M. Schmidt, 61, Hays, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Hays.

He was born March 20, 1957, in Denver to Melvin and Mary Ellen (Mermis) Schmidt. He was a 1975 graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University. He married Sue Ellen Ubert on June 2, 1978 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was the property manager for Western Investments.

He was a member of St. Joseph Church.

He enjoyed fishing and golfing in his spare time.

Survivors include his wife, Hays; his father, Hays; two sons, Scott Schmidt and wife, Rachel, Smithville, Mo., and Kyle Schmidt, Flagstaff, Ariz.; two brothers, Neal Schmidt and wife, Mary Jo, Center Valley, Pa., and Jeff Schmidt, Hays; a grandson, Carter Schmidt, Hays; and a nephew, Quinn Schmidt, Center Valley.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

A combined rosary/vigil will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to TMP, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Hays Medical Center Hospice in care of the funeral home.

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