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Karen Marlene Froetschner 1937 - 2019
Karen Marlene Froetschner 1937 - 2019

LARNED — Karen Marlene Froetschner, 82, passed away Nov. 9, 2019 at County Living of Larned. She was born March 26, 1937 to Hugh Francis and Mary Jane “Irene” Davidson Riegel at Dodge City. A lifetime area resident, she was a farmwife.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, First Presbyterian Women, Gem Gals, Sunflower Red Hats, PVCH Auxiliary, and she was a community 4-H leader.

On Nov. 29, 1958, she married Kyrle Froetschner at Belpre, he preceded her in death on April 19, 2019.

Survivors include two sons, Kraig (Amy) Froetschner, Larned and Kerry (Donna) Froetschner, Rozel; a sister, Sharon Wheeler, Augusta; two grandchildren, Chelsea (Tyson) Steffen and Andrew (Erica) Froetschner; five great grandchildren, Addison Townsend, Paisley and Camille “Millie” Steffen, Karver and Palmer Froetschner, all of Larned. She was “Beautiful Aunt Karen” to many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. 

Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned with Pastor Bill Stapleton presiding. Visitation 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Beckwith Mortuary, Larned. Burial in Larned Cemetery, Larned. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the PVCH Auxiliary or the Pawnee County 4-H Foundation in care of Beckwith Mortuary, PO Box 477, Larned, KS 67550. Personal condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary 

P.O. Box 477 

Larned, KS 67550

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Nov. 12, 2019