Bernard L. Waldschmidt, 85, Chanute, died Friday, June 14, 2019.  He was born Aug. 1, 1933, in Hays to John G. and Hermenia (Younger) Waldschmidt.

He married Sylvia J. Leiker on October 27, 1962, in Salina. She preceded him in death in July 2007. He worked for the City of Salina, retiring in June of 1995. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1953 to 1955.  

Survivors include three daughters, Julie Kippes and husband, Rick, Lindsborg, Lindsborg, Patti Slansky, Chanute, and Susan Gaughan, Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, John Waldschmidt; two sisters, Bernita Powell and Janeth Burch; and four grandchildren, Emily and Joshua Slansky, and Taylor and Jordan Gaughan. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Leveda Peters; and brother, Don Waldschmidt. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Salina.; burial in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ryan Mortuary, Salina.

A vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to St. Mary Catholic Church in care of the mortuary.