Elaine Hammerschmidt


Elaine A. Hammerschmidt, 79, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.

Elaine A. Hammerschmidt, 79, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.

She was born Feb. 28, 1933 in Oakley, to Herman and Mary Mader Lintel.

Mrs. Hammerschmidt moved to Garden City in 1977 and has lived there since.

A homemaker, she also worked at the Country Fair and Wharton's Flowers. A member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Mrs. Hammerschmidt enjoyed flowers, gardening, canning, antiques, cooking and watching sports, especially KSU and KU basketball.

On Sept. 29, 1952, she married Elmer Hammerschmidt in Oakley. He survives.

Other survivors include four children, Jerry and Vivian Hammerschmidt of Satanta, Dale and Chris Hammerschmidt of Derby, Sara and Chuck Fischer of Garden City, and Jay and Jody Hammerschmidt of Garden City; a brother, Donnie Lintel of Kingman, Ariz..; five sisters, Armella Kruse of Oakley, Lela Heier of Sharon Springs, Eunice Weber of Goodland, Geraldine Swart of Grinnell, and Marietta Coates of Topeka; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Hammerschmidt is preceded in death by her parents and a sister, LaVerna Robben.

Vigil service and rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, also at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.

The family request memorials be given to St. Mary Catholic Church, American Cancer Society, or the Ronald McDonald House, all in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, all at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net.

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