Vic Schoenberger

Vic Schoenberger Jr., 71, of WaKeeney, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 at HaysMed of pneumonia.

He was born July 22, 1949 in Quinter, to Victor, Sr. and Lydia (Kreutzer) Schoenberger. He grew up in WaKeeney. As a Freshman in high school he attended Seminary school in Oklahoma City, OK for one year and returned to Trego County and graduated from Trego Community High School with the class of 1967.

He married Sandy Kroeger on November 15, 1969. They had three children: Tonya, Tracey and Vickie. They divorced in 2002. On May 14, 2011, he married Colleen Wedermyer.

He was drafted in 1971 and went to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Then he went to Korea where he was a helicopter mechanic and came home to Junction City where he was honorably discharged in 1974. He went to work on the family farm as well as John Deere in WaKeeney. After leaving John Deere Vic & his brother Kenny took over the family farm. He was there until 1997. He took his dream job in Mankato, of driving a combine & working for Carl Figgins Custom Harvesting and later Mankato Livestock. 

Vic is survived by his wife, Colleen; daughters, Tonya Pearson and Vickie Greener both of Gardner, Kansas, son, Tracey Schoenberger of Kansas City; stepchildren, Staci Kessinger and DeAnne Spencer both of Hays, Kansas; 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Lydia Schoenberger.

Visitation will be 5-7 pm with Vigil and Rosary Service following at Christ the King Catholic Parish Center in WaKeeney on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 at the Christ The King Catholic Church in WaKeeney, Kansas at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will follow at the VFW.

Memorials are suggested to Catholic Charities or Trego Food Pantry and may be sent in care of Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, PO Box 987, Hoxie, Kansas. Words of Comfort may be left at Please wear a mask and social distance and thank you for doing so.

Posted online on February 08, 2021