Victor J. “Vic” Schmidtberger, 91, of Quinter, formerly of Grainfield, died Thursday, February 08, 2018. He was born August 24, 1926, in Pfeifer, KS, to Joseph and Anna Mary “Emma” (Mader) Schmidtberger. He attended grade school at a country school near their farm and high school in Grainfield, later receiving his honorary high school diploma. Vic served in the United States Army stationed in Germany during WWII. As a telephone operator, part of his responsibility included handling orders to prepare troops for their return home. He enjoyed being a farmer and rancher. Vic was well known in area sale barns for buying and selling baby calves.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Esta; infant son, Mark Alan; sons-in-law, Eugene Baalmann, Kenneth Cooksey and Russell Baker; sisters, Irene Ziegler, Hilda Wolf, Albina Mowery and Marcella Heier and second wife, Jane.
He is survived by his children, Sylvia (Terry) Krannawitter, Hays, KS; Lela Cooksey, Quinter, KS; Doris Schmidtberger-Baker, Lemon Grove, CA; Delores (Danny) Lockhart, Oakley, KS; Leroy (Pam) Schmidtberger, Collyer, KS; Joe (Jennifer) Schmidtberger, Grainfield, KS; Delmar(Linda) Schmidtberger, Lakeside, CA; Arnold (Kathy) Schmidtberger, Salina, KS; Alvera (Gary) Bruggeman, Oberlin, KS and Vicki (Sean) Timiney, Plantation, FL; twenty nine grandchildren and twenty five great grandchildren.
Visitation is 5-7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 11, 2018, at the St. Agnes Education Center, Grainfield, with a Vigil at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass is 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 12, 2018 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Grainfield, with burial to follow in the Grainfield Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Grainfield Cemetery Fund, in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 204, Oakley, KS 67748. For condolences or information visit www.baalmannmortuary.com.