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Wilma Imojean Fritz
1928 - 2010
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HOISINGTON — Wilma Imojean Fritz, 82, died Nov. 3 at her home in Hoisington. Born Feb. 12, 1928, she was the daughter of Harrison and Mollie (Proksch) Clift). On Aug. 28, 1947, she married Kenneth L. Fritz in Hoisington. He died Feb. 21, 2010. She was a co-owner with her husband of Fritz’s Bait Shop.

Mrs. Fritz was a member of the First Christian Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, both in Hoisington.

Survivors include three sons, Ken Leroy Fritz and wife Terri of Great Bend, David Allan Fritz and wife Julie of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Barry Adam Fritz and wife Christy of Salina; three daughters, Linda Louise Wilson and husband Guy of Douglass, Deborah Anne Carnahan and husband Larry of Great Bend and Tracy Lynn Bates and friend Steve Edison of Hoisington; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Grover Cleveland Clift and Charles Monroe Clift; and two sisters, Mary LaVonne Buchanan and Connie Lucille Brown.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home with the Rev. Dick Ogle officiating. Burial will be at the Hoisington Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today with family receiving friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to service time on Saturday, all at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to VFW Post No. 7428 in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*

P.O. Box 146

Hoisington, KS 67544

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Nov. 5, 2010