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Robert Duane Fritton

September 6, 1940 — May 11, 2024

Topeka

Robert Duane “Bob” Fritton, 83, of Topeka, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2024, at his home.

He was born September 6, 1940, in Topeka, the youngest of 6 children to Charles Joseph Fritton and Louise M. (Werner) Fritton.  

Robert graduated from Topeka High School and went on to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam war.  He was stationed in Panama and worked with the boy scouts, teaching archery and canoeing.

He worked for General Printing, Graphic Promotions, and the State of Kansas division of printing.  He retired in 2006.

He enjoyed archery, dancing, and driving his Mini Cooper.  Of his many accomplishments, Robert was the state archery barebow champion in 1967.  He was a long-time member of St. Matthew Catholic Church.  Bob was the "mayor" of Shawnee Meadows north, planning many of the areas activities including a yearly 4th of July parade started in 1976.

Robert married Ruth Ann Bombardier on August 26, 1967, in Minneapolis, Kansas.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Jason Fritton of Overland Park, Kansas, as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Evelyn White, Charlene Trimble, Clemet Fritton, Marjorie Johnson, and James Fritton.

A visitation with the family will be 9:30-10:30am, with a rosary prayed at 10:30am and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am, Thursday, May 16, 2024, at St. Matthew Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions should be made to the National Pancreas Foundation, sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave. Topeka, KS 66603.


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Visitation

Thursday, May 16, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Matthew Catholic Church

2700 SE Virginia Ave, Topeka, KS 66605

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Rosary

Thursday, May 16, 2024

10:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Matthew Catholic Church

2700 SE Virginia Ave, Topeka, KS 66605

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Matthew Catholic Church

2700 SE Virginia Ave, Topeka, KS 66605

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