KVSV

Bernard Vohs, Age 92

Bernard Vohs was born January 24, 1926 at Plainville, Kansas to Herman and Anna (Griebel) Vohs. He passed away on March 30, 2018 at the Smith Center Memorial Hospital at the age of 92. Bernard graduated from Plainville High School in 1944. After high school he worked in the oil field industry in different areas in Kansas. In 1947 he married Roberta Rickert in Ellinwood, Kansas. In 1951 they moved to the farm at Gaylord. Roberta and Bernard worked together on the farm many years and raised six children together there. Unfortunately in 1979 the house at the farm was destroyed by fire and they then moved to Smith Center. Bernard took special pride in his corn and cattle. Because of his dedication to his cattle herd the family always had award winning 4-H show cattle at the fair and great meat on the table. Even through sometimes he did get frustrated with the show animals. On many Sundays Bernard would wash the car, Roberta would fry chicken, and then the family would attend church followed by water skiing at Kirwin Lake. In addition to farming Bernard also drove a grain truck for many years. Bernard loved farming however the most important thing in Bernard's life was family. Bernard and Roberta especially loved family and enjoyed many years with children and grandchildren until Roberta passed in 1998. He worked on the farm until retirement in 2000. However he always kept an eye on the farm and continued farming as a hobby. In retirement he enjoyed traveling, bingo and casinos with his special friend Mary Lou Gilg until her passing in 2016. Together they saw a lot of new things and won many bingo pots. Bernard's last day was filled with many visits from family and friends. He passed peacefully in his sleep to join his wife, family and friends in Heaven.

Bernard was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Roberta, brothers Don, Raymond, Leonard and his special friend Mary Lou.

He is survived by his children, Bernadine Siemens(Larry), Bluffton, South Carolina; Carolyn Johnson(Mark), Gaylord, Kansas; Wanda Opdahl(Lorrie), Westhope, North Dakota; Eldon Vohs(Dottie), Belleville, Kansas; Darryl Vohs(Gayle), Smith Center, Kansas; and Rodney Vohs(Maria), Ponte Vedra, Florida; grandchildren include Bret Siemens (Cookie), Sheri French (Wayne), Jeremy Johnson, Rachelle Steckelberg (TJ), Kelsey Opdahl, Kara Opdahl, Kaylene Opdahl Pullis (Travis), Josh Vohs (Staci) , Saige Vohs, Cassie Pflug (Jon), Jessica Zauda, Robert Vohs, Jerod Crough (Jen), Justin Crough; and 20 great grand children.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Bernard Vohs Memorial Fund to be used for Darryl's Medical Expenses.

VISITATION
Tuesday, Apr 3
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
403 W Hwy 36
Smith Center, Kansas 66967

ROSARY
Tuesday, Apr 3
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
403 W Hwy 36
Smith Center, Kansas 66967

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
Wednesday, Apr 4
10:30 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
403 W Hwy 36
Smith Center, Kansas 66967

CEMETERY
Fairview Cemetery
N Main
Smith Center, Kansas 66967

MEMORIALS
IN HIS NAME
116 W First
Smith Center, KS 66967
785.282.6691
Bernard Vohs Memorial Fund to help with Darryl's Medical Expenses

www.simmons-rentschler.com

Other Obituaries

Like us on Facebook! Job Hub