Fred Boone

Frederick (Fred) Eugene Boone, 82, passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 at Pratt Health and Rehab.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service is at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 at Calvary Baptist Church in Pratt, with Pastor John Kissell presiding. Inurnment with military honors will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Pratt.

Memorials can be made to the Frederick Boone Expense Fund in care of Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt, KS 67124. Online condolences can be made at

He was born on June 5, 1939, in Mulberry, the third child of Harold Bertram and Clarice Vanesia Ellis Boone.

Fred’s family moved to Mulvane when he was in junior high and he went through high school at Mulvane High School. He then joined the U.S. Army in 1958. His tours of duty include Iceland, Germany, and in 1966 he went to Vietnam.

Frederick (Fred) married Dorothy Ann (Walker) Boone on April 14, 1963. They were married for 58 years.

He particularly liked working in the oilfield, which he did for 20 years. A favorite hobby was trains, and he was exceptionally talented in building train layouts.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Russell Lee Boone; sister, Patricia Howard; infant sister, Sharon Kay Boone, in 1943; and a daughter, Cindy Raelene Boone.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Katherine “Kathy” (Alan) Hitz and Brenda Boone, both of Pratt; grandsons, Colin (Danae) Hitz, of Shawnee, Caleb Hitz, of Topeka, and Jacob Hitz, of Trinidad, Colo.; great-grandson, Kasen Hitz; and sister, Judy (Brad) Modlin.