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Mary Ann Vondemkamp
Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca
Seneca, KS

Mary Ann (Robke) Vondemkamp, 85, of Seneca, Kansas, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021, at Life Care Center of Seneca.  

Mary Ann was born April 10, 1936 in Axtell, to August (Gus) and Pauline (Paula) Runnebaum Robke.  She was the fourth of eight children, and attended Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, graduating in 1953.   

On April 17, 1956, Mary Ann married Richard Vondemkamp at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Seneca. They lived and farmed southeast of Centralia, Kansas for 40 years. In 1996 they built a new home and moved to Seneca.

Mary Ann was employed at Citizens State Bank and Trust in Seneca, Kansas for a total of 32 years, retiring as Vice President in 1998. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church and the St. Ann’s Altar Society, and a former member of St. Bede’s in Kelly. Mary Ann volunteered at Sts. Peter & Paul Mission Center, the church’s quilting group, with the parish’s funeral dinners, and with the Red Cross Bloodmobile.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Al and Ray Robke; a sister, Agatha; and a son-in-law, Robert Lada.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband of 65 years, Richard; her two sons; Michael of St. Joseph, Missouri and Tim (Bernadette) Vondemkamp of Argyle, Texas; two daughters, Linda Lada of Wamego and Diane (Curt) Carlisle of Joplin, Missouri; two sisters, Rita Kelly of Gladstone, Missouri and Sharon Hurley of Wichita, Kansas; two brothers, Joe Robke of Seneca, Kansas and Herb Robke of Kansas City, Missouri; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A rosary will be prayed at 7 PM Monday, September 13, 2021 at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca.  The burial will be in St. Bede’s Cemetery in Kelly.  

Memorials are to be Nemaha Valley Community Hospital or a charity of your choice.
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