Maggie Wirtz, 79, of Lost Springs, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Medicalodges of Herington. She was born on July 15, 1933, at Olmitz, the daughter of Max C. and Mary (Stelter) Axman.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 18, 2013, at the St. John Catholic Church, Herington, with Rev. Mark Wesely officiating; burial followed at the St. John Catholic Cemetery.
Mrs. Wirtz was a registered nurse. She graduated from Great Bend School of Nursing. She began her nursing career at Great Bend, and retired at the Herington Municipal Hospital. She was a member of the St. John’s Catholic Church.
She married Frederick “Fritz” Wirtz on Sept. 15, 1956, at St. Rose Catholic Church in Great Bend; he preceded in death on Oct. 11, 1993; three brothers Sylvester “Ves”, Leonard, and Max Axman; a grandson, and her parents.
She is survived by four sons: Frank Wirtz of Lost Springs, Gary Wirtz and Kenneth Wirtz both of Council Grove, Keith Wirtz, of Council Bluffs, Iowa; three daughters: Anna Kristek of Lincolnville, Amy Gillett and Shelly Wirtz both of Lost Springs; three sisters: Genevieve (Genny) Bartonek of Hoisington, Mary Baker of Great Bend, Martina Axman of Olmitz; and a brother Tony Axman of Great Bend. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
Memorials to the St. John’s Catholic Church or Hospice of Dickinson County; and they may be sent in care of the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory, Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS 67449-3038.
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