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Magdalene Elizabeth Schauf 1932-2012

POSTED March 26, 2012 3:45 p.m.

Magdalene Elizabeth Schauf,  79, died on March 24 at Memorial Hospital, McPherson. She was born April 12, 1932 at Beaver, the daughter of Joseph L. and Lena (Hoffman) Schneweis. She was a 1951 graduate of Hoisington High School.
Mrs. Schauf married Louis P. Schauf September 30, 1952 at Beaver.  He died December 26, 1981. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella, Great Bend; St. Joseph Altar Society and Extension Homemakers Unit, Beaver; and was formerly a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Beaver, where she was baptized, confirmed and married.
Magdalene and Louis moved to Cawker City in 1957 and resided in Mitchell County until 1969 when the family moved back to the Nick Schauf homestead. She moved to Great Bend in 1990, where she resided until moving to the Cedars Retirement Center in August, 2011. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and crafts, as well as traveling in her later years.
She is survived by: one son, Gerald “Jerry” Schauf and his wife Kathy of Hoisington; one daughter, Sharon Prieb and her husband Glen of Lehigh; and four grandchildren, Cheryl (Prieb) Duerksen and her husband Ross, Mark Prieb, Brian Schauf, Jessica Schauf. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Joseph Schneweis and Alvin Schneweis; one sister, Evangeline Luft; and one granddaughter, Sarah Prieb.
Altar Society rosary will be at 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 27 at Bryant Funeral Home. The vigil service with the Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 27 at Bryant Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 28 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend with Father Reginald A. Urban officiating. Interment will be at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, March 28 at St. Joseph Cemetery, Beaver. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, March 27 at Bryant Funeral Home. The memorial fund is the American Diabetes Association or St. Joseph Cemetery Fund, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home**
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, March 27, 2012


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