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Frances Kreutziger

Frances V. (Schattak) Kreutziger was born July 25, 1920, in Hillsboro, the daughter of John and Augusta (Hamm) Schattak.  She was a graduate of Hillsboro High School. 

Frances was only 16 years old when her mother passed away. She helped care for her father on the family farm near Durham, until she was married. 

On Nov. 27, 1941, she was wed to Wilbert Kreutziger, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion.  Together, Wilbert and Francis made their home near Canada, Kansas. 

They moved twice: once to Durham, and then back to Canada, to Wilbert’s family farm, where they would raise their family and farm for many years. 

Three sons were born to their union:  twins, Wayne and Warren, were born April 12, 1945.  Twenty months later on January 29, 1947, Willis was born. 

When Wilbert’s health failed, they retired and moved into Marion.  

Wilbert passed away Dec. 27, 1985. 

Frances thoroughly enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren. 

Her hobbies included gardening, especially flowers, and sewing.  She sewed nearly all the shirts for her family.  She also did altering of new clothes with dress shops in Marion. 

She sewed adult protectors and lap robes for Veteran’s Administration Homes through the VFW Auxiliary, where she was a member for many years.  She also made adult protectors, lap robes, and embroidered tea towels as a member of St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary. 

Frances spent the last 10 years of her life with her ‘new family’ at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro, Kansas, where she passed away Oct. 13, 2016, at the age of 96 years. 

Along with her husband Wilbert, she was preceded in death by her siblings,  Arthur Schattak, Lydia Wittmeyer, and Elfea Townsend. 

She is survived by her sons,  Wayne and wife Neva of Hillsboro, Warren and wife Donna of Canada, and Willis and wife Joyce of Moundridge; grandchildren,  Randy, Russell and wife Sonja, Jennifer, Kimberly and husband Kevin, April and Aaron; great-grandchildren,  Carter, Brenna, Chandler, Kaylan and Koral; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion. 

A funeral service was at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion.  Interment followed in Marion Cemetery. 

A memorial fund has been established with Eastmoor United Methodist Church in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion KS 66861. 

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