Bernard L. Waldschmidt 1933-2019

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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 9:41 pm

Bernard L. Waldschmidt, 85, of Chanute, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019. Mr. Waldschmidt was born August 1, 1933, in Hays to John G. and Hermenia (Younger) Waldschmidt. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. He worked for the City of Salina retiring in June of 1995. He married Sylvia J. Leiker on October 27, 1962, at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Salina. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sylvia, in July of 2007; sister, Leveda Peters; and brother, Don Waldschmidt. 

He is survived by three daughters, Julie Kippes (Rick) of Lindsborg, Patti Slansky of Chanute, Susan Gaughan of Kansas City, MO;  two sisters, Bernita Powell, Janeth Burch; a brother, John Waldschmidt; and four grandchildren, Emily and Joshua Slansky, Taylor and Jordan Gaughan. 

Visitation will be 4-8 pm Wednesday, June 19, 2019, with a Rosary and Vigil service at 7 pm at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am Thursday, June 20, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Salina. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  

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