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Fred B. Zipprich

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Fred B. Zipprich, 90, of Augusta, KS, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at LakePoint in Augusta. Rosary 7 p.m. Tuesday at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at St. James Catholic Church, Augusta. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Augusta. Fred was the youngest son of John and Mary (Traufler) Zipprich born on May 5, 1926 in Jersey County, Illinois. He graduated from Jersey Township High in 1944 and continued his education in structural engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and Wichita State University. He worked at McDonnell Aircraft in St. Louis and Beech/Raytheon Aircraft in Wichita where he retired in 1992. On October 30, 1954 he married Marie Theresa (Kilcran) Zipprich at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, Illinois and she survives him. They have 4 children who survive: daughter, Cynthia Zipprich of Kansas City, MO; and sons, Colum Zipprich of Florence, KY; Larry Zipprich and wife Karen of Oak Hill, VA; and Keith Zipprich and wife Mandy of Hutchinson; and grandchildren, Kelsie and Kristin Zipprich and Ryan and Abigail Zipprich. He was preceded in death by his  3 brothers, Sylvester, Jerome and Gervase. Memorial donations to St. James Catholic Church  1012 Belmont Avenue Augusta, Kansas 67010.