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Kaump, Frederick Charles "Fritz"

MADISON - Frederick Charles "Fritz" Kaump, age 62, of Madison, died on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at University Hospital after a long battle with colon cancer. He was born on Dec. 4, 1941, in Detroit, Mich., Fritz moved to Madison in 1968, and immediately became involved in community, educational, and recreational activities. Fritz retired from the Madison Public School system in 1997, after serving as a guidance counselor for nearly three decades at Memorial High School. Fritz also taught night school at West High, and came out of retirement to serve as an interim guidance counselor at Shabazz High. He received the distinguished honor of a Purple Heart for his service in the Vietnam War and was a member of the V.F.W. Post 8216 in Middleton. He coached boys and girls' varsity golf at Memorial High for many years, as well as football and basketball. Fritz also ran softball tournaments out of Springfield Corners for years and was a co-founder of the Herb Tarlek Open in Middleton, to benefit those battling cancer with limited or no medical insurance. Mr. Kaump held a B.A. in business from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in guidance counseling from Eastern Michigan University, and an E.D.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Survivors include two adult daughters, Kathleen Kaump Truitt of Columbia, N.C., and Cynthia Kaump Luedtke of Chicago, Ill.; a teenage son, Sean Kaump of Madison; a grandson, Clayton Truitt of Columbia, N.C.; a granddaughter, Libby Truitt of Columbia, N.C.; three brothers, Donald Kaump II of Loudon, Tenn., Robert Kaump of Carlsbad, Calif., and Richard Kaump of Beach Bluff, Tenn.; and a fiancee, Lavonne Strawn of Rockford, Ill. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Ann Futrell Kaump; and a brother, John "Jack" Kaump of Brighton, Mich. Funeral services will be held at MADISON CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY, 7118 Old Sauk Road, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 2, 2004, with the Rev. Tisha Adams officiating. Private burial will be in the German Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2004, at JOYCE-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 5701 Odana Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UW Comprehensive Cancer/Research, Attention: Ann Johnson at UW CCC, 600 Highland Ave., Room K4/658, Madison, WI 53792. Fritz is remembered as a boisterous joker, coach, father, grandfather and best friend. We will miss you. . . . Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 5701 Odana Road (608) 274-1000 www.ryanfuneralservice.com

 

 

 

 

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