Gertrude Rziha

Gertrude J. Rziha, 92, died Jan. 21, 2008, at Alterra Sterling House, Great Bend.

Born Feb. 28, 1915, at Odin, she was the daughter of Emil and Josephine (Zorn) Schneweis.

On Aug. 23, 1938, she married Frank Rziha at Odin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; son, Raymond Rziha; daughter, Carolyn Rziha; five brothers; five sisters; and a granddaughter.

Survivors include five sons, Leonard Rziha of Hoisington, Jim Rziha and Robert Rziha of Great Bend, Gerald Rziha of Tampa, and Larry Rziha of Ponca City, Okla.; three daughters, Bernice Kaiser of Hays, Mary Anne Hammerschmidt of Topeka, and Cecelia Schreiber of Osborne; brother, Edwin Schneweis of Great Bend; sister, Leona Jenisch of Odin; 27 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

The rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Thursday with a vigil service at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Great Bend.

The funeral mass will be said at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Great Bend, with Father Reginald Urban and Father Pascal Klein as celebrants.

Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery, Odin.

Memorial funds have been established with Holy Family Cemetery Fund, Odin, or Holy Family School Endowment Fund, Great Bend.