Gertrude Elizabeth Hickel, 91, died August 30, 2018, at Cherry Village, Great Bend, Kansas. She was born November 18, 1926, in Odin, Kansas, the daughter of Hugo and Mathilda (Hoeffner) Frenzl.
On June 1, 1954, she married Daniel S. Hickel at the Holy Family Catholic Church, in Odin. He died January 16, 1975.
A lifetime resident of the Odin and Claflin areas, she was a babysitter, a waitress at Pat’s Café for 10 years, and had also worked for the IGA Grocery Store in Claflin. Gertrude was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Altar Society, Claflin. She enjoyed playing bingo and crocheting, and was a gifted cook, baker and seamstress.
Survivors include; five children, Alan Hickel and wife Teresa of Hoisington, Lois Krier and husband Pete of Claflin, Doug Hickel and Michelle of Topeka, Joyce McAtee and husband Jim of Bushton, and Kevin Hickel and Susan of Hoisington; one brother, Leo Frenzl of Great Bend; one sister, Viola Meyeres of Ellinwood; and one sister-in-law, Edna Frenzl of Hays; 8 grandchildren, Kelsey New and husband Jim of Olmitz, Adam Hickel and Amie of Hoisington, Lisa Foiles and husband Alex of Topeka, Darrell Hickel of Tennessee, Julee McAtee and Jacob McAtee both of Bushton, Petie Krier of Claflin, and Rebecca Maier of Hutchinson; and a great grandson, Jaxson New.
Gertrude was preceded in passing by; : infant daughter, Peggy Sue Hickel; five brothers, Frank Frenzl, Joe Frenzl, August Frenzl, Larry Frenzl and William E. Frenzl; and three sisters, Marie Meyeres, Theresa Wondra and Dorothy Reif.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Father Terrence Klein officiating. Friends may call from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, and 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Claflin, with a Vigil with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery, Odin, Kansas. Memorials may be made to Kans for Kids, Kindred Hospice, or Immaculate Conception Altar Society.
in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home
P.O. Box 146
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune Aug. 31, 2018