HAYS — Anton B. “Tony” Schmeidler, 83, Hays, died Thursday, July 20, 2017 at HaysMed.
He was born April 13, 1934 in rural Catharine, the son of Anton and Anna (Sander) Schmeidler. He was a class of 1954 graduate of Hays High School. Anton was a farmer, oilman, and worked in construction, working for Pierce-Schippers Construction of Hays, Buck’s Well Service, and Bill’s Well Service and Construction, both of Plainville.
He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Anton was hard working, loved spending time with his friends and family, and he enjoyed gardening, playing cards and Bingo, putting together picture puzzles, and he loved all of his animals, especially his dog.
Survivors include a brother, Lawrence and wife Dolores Schmeidler of Catharine; four sisters, Sophia Walter of Catharine, Lillian Fisher and husband Victor of Hays, Anna Marie Lessor and husband Laverne of Great Bend, and Gloria Ann Vonlintel and husband Robert of Vincent; a sister-in-law, Elsie Schmeidler of Hays, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Edwin Schmeidler and wife Alfreda, and Ralph Schmeidler; a sister, Irene Dreiling and husband Fred; and a brother-in-law, Ralph Walter.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1805 Vine, Hays. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday and from 9-9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine St. A combined parish vigil and rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested in Anton’s memory for Masses, to Via Christi Village, or to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, all in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home**
1906 Pine St.
Hays, KS 67601
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 23, 2017