Frederick J. Lorson

Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home

Hope, KS


Mass of Christian Burial for Frederick J. “Fred” Lorson, age 89, of Hope, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 10, 2014 at St. Columba Catholic Church in Elmo with Father Mark Wesely as Celebrant.

Mr. Lorson passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014 at his home. He was born April 2, 1924 near Elmo, the son of Fred R. and Mary A. (Hughes) Lorson.

On June 12, 1948 he married Mary Virginia Whitehair in Abilene. Together they farmed and raised cattle near Elmo.

Fred was a member of St. Columba Catholic Church, 3rd degree member of Knights of Columbus, and served on the Dillon & Carlton CO-OP Board.

Fred is survived by -
Son: Mike and wife Gail of Hope
Four daughters: Christine Downey-Schmidt and husband Gordon of Inman
Carolyn Highfill and husband Gary of Cameron, Missouri
Trish Schimming and husband Dave of Newton
Jean DeDonder and husband Eugene of Manhattan
13 grandchildren
12 great grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Mary on April 11, 2008, brothers Ralph Lorson, Maurice Lorson; sisters Marie Huston, Marjorie Morgan, Lucille Wellemeyer; and his parents.

Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery near Elmo.

A parish rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the family receiving friends following.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Columba Catholic Church or to the Hope Community Education Endowment Association and may be sent in care of the Carlson-Becker Funeral Home 106 N. Second, Hope, Kansas 67451.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.martinbeckercarlson.com.

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