Richard LeRoy Hitz, 71, died Monday, July 27, 2009 at Pratt Regional Medical Center in Pratt.


Richard LeRoy Hitz, 71, died Monday, July 27, 2009 at Pratt Regional Medical Center in Pratt.  
    He was born Nov. 28, 1937 in Dodge City the son of Glen and Helen (Shufelberger) Hitz.  On Dec. 30, 1956 he married Jo Ann Keller at Ford. She survives.
    He was a Brakeman and Conductor for the Rock Island Railroad.
    He was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran. 
    Other Survivors include a daughter Cathy Mondt and husband Rick, Briggsdale, Colo.; three sons Albert Hitz and his wife Sarah, Alan Hitz and his wife Kathy all of Pratt, Brad Hitz and his wife Loretta of Larned; a brother Leonard Hitz and his wife Nancy of Garden City, KS; 13 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.
    Friends may sign the register book from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Larrison Mortuary, Pratt.  The casket will remain closed.
    Burial will be at 9 a.m. Friday in Bucklin Cemetery, Bucklin with Military Honors. Celebration of Life Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Larrison Mortuary 300 Country Club Rd., Pratt with Reverend Mark Anderson presiding. 
    Memorials may be sent to Glendale Methodist Church, Pratt Kid's Wrestling Club, or the Greenback Booster Club in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com