Velma Schuessler, 71, of Sedgwick, went to be with her heavenly Father Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Wheat State Manor in Whitewater, Kansas. Velma was born November 24, 1944 in Hillsboro, Kansas to Karl and Rachel (Banman) Reimer. On August 20, 1966 she married Alvin “Max” Schuessler in Goessel, Kansas and he preceded her in death on July 19, 2001. Velma was a retired nurse and member of the Sedgwick First Christian Church. She is survived by two sons: Chad Schuessler of Sedgwick, Kansas and Marc Schuessler of Nanjemoy, Maryland, 3 grandchildren- Rachel, Matthew and Nathan, and sisters- Darlene Schmidt of Goessel and Ruth Warkentin of Santa Barbara, California.She is preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Jonathan.Memorials are suggested to Good Shepherd Hospice or Sedgwick First Christian Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Sedgwick First Christian Church, 514 N. Franklin, Sedgwick, Kansas with Pastor Kevin Berry officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 pm Monday evening with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Sedgwick, Kansas.
Over her 37 years of Prenatal Intensive Care nursing at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, she touched thousands of lives with her caring hands. She was extremely committed to the premature babies she so gently cared for and loved her work and workmates. She carried that same love home to her family and her friends. Her smile was always displayed and contagious.