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Alfreda J. Freda Broetzmann 1938 - 2016
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Alfreda J. Freda Broetzmann 1938 - 2016

HAYS — Alfreda J. “Freda” Broetzmann, 78, died Nov. 29, 2016, at her home in Hays. Born Sept. 25, 1938, in Schaffer, she was the daughter of Phillip and Esther (Tittel) Foos. She grew up in Great Bend, a graduate of Great Bend High School, moving to Hays in 2011. On May 27, 1956, she married Ronald E. Broetzmann at Holyrood. She was a bookkeeper at the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Department in Pratt for ten years. She enjoyed reading, cooking, her family and spending time with her grandchildren.
Mrs. Broetzmann was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Great Bend.
Survivors include her husband, Ron Broetzmann, of the home; two daughters, Pam Blau-Erickson and husband, Ken, of Russell, and Lori Hertel and husband, Stan, of Hays; three grandchildren, Joshua Blau and wife, Stacy, Chelsee Hoffman and husband, Danny, and Daniel Hertel; two great-grandchildren, Bailee and Landry Hoffman; and one sister, Jean Smith of Hays. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Bud Foos; one son, Ronald Craig Broetzmann; one grandson, Steven Lee Hertel and one granddaughter, Ana Hertel.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd followed at 2 p.m. by a graveside service at Mount Allen Cemetery, 27th and Vine in Hays. Memorials are suggested to the Dreiling-Schmidt Cancer Center or the Ellis County Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Condolences may be left at or via e-mail to

Funeral arrangements provided by
Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays*
1919 East 22nd Street
Hays, KS. 67601
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 1, 2016