Elmer Hammerschmidt

7/16/2013

Elmer J. Hammerschmidt, 85, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City.

Elmer J. Hammerschmidt, 85, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City.

He was born Feb. 27, 1928, in Victoria, to Clem and Catherine Stang Hammerschmidt.

On Sept. 29, 1952, he married Elaine A. Lintel in Oakley. She died April 24, 2012. He also was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Mary Schmidt, Celestine Riedel, Albina Schmidt and Helen Bresaw.

Mr. Hammerschmidt served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1946 to 1949. He was a sergeant and was stationed in Korea, Japan and Germany. After his discharge, he moved to Oakley where he worked on the railroad. He then started working as a parts man in Oakley and then in Satanta. In 1977 he moved to Garden City to work as a parts man for Kemper and then moved to NAPA Auto Parts when it opened. He enjoyed antiques, woodworking, hunting, fishing and his grandchildren's athletic events. He was a KU basketball and Kansas City Chiefs football fan.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry Hammerschmidt and his wife Vivian of Satanta, Dale Hammerschmidt and his wife Chris of Derby, and Jay Hammerschmidt and his wife Jody of Platte City, Mo.; a daughter, Sara Fischer and her husband Chuck of Garden City; three sisters, Evelyn Henry of Valley Center, Hubertine Stecklein of Denver, and Delores Murmis of Russell; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Vigil service will begin at 7:30 tonight at St. Mary Catholic Church, Garden City. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City, with military graveside rites conducted.

Visitation hours are noon to 6 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City. Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary Catholic Church, in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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