Deborah Kathryn Schmidtberger, 66, Hays, died Monday, June 17, 2019, at her home.

She was born Feb. 25, 1953, in Hays to Daniel and Edna (Quint) Goetz. She was a 1971 graduate of Hays High School.

She married Karl A. Schmidtberger on July 19, 1971, in Hays. They were married for 44 years. He preceded her in death. In 1981, they took ownership of Goetz Shoe Service from Debbie’s parents. Over time they converted the shop to Pedorthic Specialists and ran the business until they retired in 2013. They both managed Nova Properties LLC.

She was a member of St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church where she enjoyed being a eucharistic minister. She was a member of Healing After Loss and volunteered her time helping people after the loss of a loved one.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, making flower arrangements, remodeling homes, landscaping and volunteering her time helping people.

Survivors include two sons, Jesse Schmidtberger and wife, Jennifer, Olathe, and their children, Josie and Julia, and Blake Schmidtberger and his son, Eric Schmidtberger, Overland Park.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be at 10 a.m. June 28, at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church; inurnment in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until time of service June 28 at the church.

Memorials are suggested to St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church or Hays Community Assistance Center.

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