Dorothy Schmale


Dorothy Schmale, 89, of Garden City, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City.

Dorothy Schmale, 89, of Garden City, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City.

She was born Oct. 27, 1923, in Garden City, to Frank and Matilda Kunz Schmale. She graduated from Garden City High School in 1942.

A lifetime resident of Garden City, she was the owner and cook of the Elite Café from 1945 to 1967 and the Luau Inn from 1961 to 2003. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church of Garden City.

Survivors include two sisters, Pia Maupin of Garden City, and Isabell Bonebrake and her husband Carl of Garden City; a brother, Frank Schmale and his wife Marilyn of Garden City; nine nieces and nephews; 14 great-nieces and great-nephews; and 13 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Albert Schmale; and four sisters, Roberta Schmale, Helen Schmale, Lydia Schmale and Edna Lanam.

Funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. James Lutheran Church in Garden City. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Visitation hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Dorothy's home, 1102 N. Ninth St. Condolences may be emailed to

Memorials are suggested to St. James Lutheran Church or the Finney County Historical Society, both in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.


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