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Mrs. Josephine Krietz

Mrs. Josephine H. Krietz, 73, of Emmitsburg, died Friday, July 14, at her home. She was the wife of Francis E. Krietz. Born Oct., 5, 1926, in Emmitsburg, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Helen Myers Topper.

Mrs. Krietz was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg, and the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She was a past president of Taking Off Pounds Sensibly of Emmitsburg.

She was retired from the laundry at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Emmitsburg. Surviving in addition to her husband are five daughters, Elizabeth Jacobson of Sunbury, Pa., Patricia Trout of Thurmont, Barbara Beavers and Darlene Medve, both of Emmitsburg, and Melissa Gladhill of Cascade; five sons, Michael Krietz of Gaithersburg, Anthony Krietz and Paul Krietz, both of Emmitsburg, Donald Krietz of Orrtanna, Pa., and Cecil Krietz of New Midway; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and eight brothers and sisters, Rebecca Topper, Betty Kaas and John Topper, all of Emmitsburg, David Topper and Gerry Sites, both of Orrtanna, Annie Little of Thurmont, Timothy Topper of Gaithersburg, and Lucille Jackson of Virginia.

Mrs. Krietz was preceded in death by five brothers, Russell Topper, Paul Topper, Ted Topper, Bill Topper and Joseph Topper. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on July 17 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Emmitsburg,  Interment was in New St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Emmitsburg.

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