Anita Stang

Anita Stang, 100, formerly of Victoria, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society-Ellsworth Village, Ellsworth.

She was born Nov. 17, 1920, in Catharine to Jacob A. and Elizabeth (Staab) Schmidt. She grew up in Catharine and attended the Catharine Grade School.

She married Albert Stang on June 10, 1946, in Catharine. He preceded her in death March 3, 1976. She was a certified nurse aid at St. John’s Nursing Home, Victoria, and Hadley Hospital, Hays for many years.

She was a volunteer for the senior companion program in Hays for many years and was recognized as senior companion of the year. Her faith was her foundation of her life. She lived in Victoria until moving to Hays in 1975, then moved to Great Bend in 2000, and then to the Ellsworth Village in 2015.

She was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Great Bend, the Victoria Daughters of Isabella, the Victoria Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and was a past president.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Patrick Stang and wife, Cathy, Great Bend; two daughters, Marilyn Pflughoeft and husband, Roger, Wichita, Ruth Brunts and husband, Richard, Alamogordo, N.M.; a daughter-in-law, Ruann Stang, Ellsworth; three grandchildren, Dylan Stang (Kristel), Elizabeth Stang and Alex Richards; John Stang; and four great-grandchildren, Asher, Avery and Abram Stang; and Viviann Richards.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Thom Stang; three brothers, Alois “Al” Schmidt, James Schmidt, and Harold Schmidt; six sisters, Leopoldina “Tina” Mathes, Helen Brodecker, Ernestine Anderson, Frieda Boies, Lydia Brull and Dora Lee Robertston.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria; burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, at The Basilica.

A Daughters of Isabella rosary and V.F.W. Auxiliary memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, both at The Basilica.

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Memorials are suggested to Dechant Foundation for Priests/Seminarians of Dodge City Diocese or Victoria Daughters of Isabella.

Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS 67671, is in charge of arrangements.

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Posted online on December 05, 2020