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Shirley A. (Schmidtberger) Bieker

September 5, 1933 ~ February 21, 2018 (age 84)

Shirley A. Bieker

Shirley A. Bieker, 84, Topeka, formerly of Russell and Hays, died Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Aldersgate Village in Topeka.

She was born September 5, 1933 near Gorham, Kansas the youngest of nine children of Michael and Katherine (Mermis) Schmidtberger.  On May 17, 1949 she was united in marriage to Julius A. Bieker in Gorham, Kansas and they were blessed with two sons and made their home in Russell, Kansas until 1972, when Julius died as the result of a work-related accident.  Shirley then moved to Hays and remained there until 2009, when poor health forced her to move to the nursing facility.  She was a homemaker and clerk at Ruder Liquor Store and a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Hays for many years.

Survivors include two sons; David Bieker and wife Nadine of Newton, Kansas, and Rodney Bieker of Topeka, five grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and all eight of her brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1805 Vine Street, Hays with Fr. Leo Blasi officiating.  Inurnment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Gorham, Kansas.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until service time on Saturday at the church.  Memorials are suggested in Shirley’s memory to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays or to Midland Care of Topeka, in care of the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street, Hays.  Condolences may be left for the family at




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