Victoria, Kansas – Stella Sander, age 88, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kansas.
She was born January 4, 1924, at Walker, Kansas, to William and Margaret (Hefner)- Thomas Schrant. She married Edwin A. “Eddie” Sander on May 16, 1949, at Walker, Kansas.
She was a homemaker and worked 19 years at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, in the food service/Snack Bar at the Memorial Union. She grew up south of Walker, Kansas, and attended a country school for eight years. She was a nanny for the Clem Polcyn Family for a number of years. She made her home on the farm, west of Victoria, Kansas, and moved to St. John’s Health Care Center at Victoria, Kansas, 2 ½ years ago. She was a member of St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella and V.F.W. Auxiliary all of Victoria, Kansas.
Survivors include one son, James “Jim” Sander and wife, Maggie, Mifflintown, Penn; one daughter, Judy Dreiling and husband, Paul, Victoria, KS; one brother, Paul Schrant, St. John’s of Hays Health Care Center and wife, Alice, Walker, KS; two brothers-in-law, Leo Sander and wife, Mary Dean, Wichita, KS; Gilbert Sander and wife, Kathleen, Great Bend, KS; one sister- in-law, Agnes Schrant, Hays, KS; four grandchildren, Jacque Schmidt and husband, Jim; Janea Dinkel and husband, Jay; Mike Sander; Michele Rapp and husband, Josh; eight great grandchildren, Jarron Schmidt, Jillian Schmidt, Jalyn Dinkel, Jaxon Dinkel, Juliana Dinkel, Jaidyn Dinkel, Eddie Sander and Ethan Rapp. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, William Schrant; one sister, Irene Brown; two half brothers, Ben Thomas and Lawrence Thomas; and one step-brother, Ed Schrant.
Services are 10:00 A.M. Thursday, March 8, 2012, at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria, Kansas, with burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria, Kansas. A vigil service is at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, followed by a Daughters of Isabella rosary and V.F.W. Auxiliary memorial service at 7:30 P.M. Wednesday, all at Cline’s Mortuary 412 Main Street Victoria, Kansas 67671.> Visitation is from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Wednesday and from 8:30 to 9:45 A.M. Thursday at Cline’s Mortuary, Victoria, Kansas.
Memorials are to St. John’s health Care Center, Victoria, KS, or St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria, KS.