Virgil Gene Maser age 80 passed away July 28, 2013 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood, Kansas. He was born May 1, 1933 at Bazine, Kansas, to Fred and Hannah (Apple) Maser.
Virgil married Linda Croft May 16, 1952 at New Mexico. She survives. Mr. Maser was a Great Bend, Kansas resident since 1958 coming from Hutchinson, KS. He was a farmer and previously managed the Senate Hotel. He had also owned and operated Virgos Café, Granny’s Kitchen, Star Lite Supper Club and Jayhawk Cafe. He had also been a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Isis Shrine, and was inducted into the Kansas Bowling Hall of Fame in April 2008.
He was preceded in death by infant twin daughters, Jeannie and Janet, a brother, Duane Maser, and two sisters, Geraldine Kating and Betty Ruth Wilhelm.
Survivors include his wife Linda Maser; four sons, Michael Maser and wife Mary of El Paso, TX, Daniel Maser and wife Caroline of Great Bend, KS, Kim Maser and wife Shirley Schwartz of Seward, KS, Benjamin Maser and wife Marisa of Hutchinson, KS; Four daughters, Cindy Rogers of Rush Center, KS, Laura Straub and husband Travis of Great Bend, KS, Sandra Geschwentner and husband Brent of Mulvane, KS, and DeAnne Inglese and husband of Palm Harbor, FL.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in Great Bend with Rev. Lennie Maxwell. Interment will be at Burdett Cemetary, Burdett, KS 2:00 p.m..
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Bryant Funeral Home with family recieving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A memorial fund will be held at Great Bend High school to benefit the Bowling Program, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.