Frank Krische 1931 - 2011 Topeka

Paid family tribute

Fr. Frank Krische, 79, of Topeka died January 12, 2011. He was born December 23, 1931 the son of Frank Anthony and Pauline Marie Krische. Fr. Frank was baptized December 28, 1931, at St. Joseph’s Church, Topeka. He attended St. Joseph Grade School from 1937 – 1945, High School at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus Ohio 1945 – 1949, St. Benedict’s College, Atchison, KS 1949 – 1953, and the Immaculate Conception Seminary in Conception, MO 1953 – 1957.
Fr. Frank was ordained a Priest of God on April 6, 1957, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Kansas City, KS, by Archbishop Edward J. Hunkeler. He served as associate Pastor at Blessed Sacrament Parish, St. Mary’s Church and St. John the Evangelist Church in Kansas City, as well as St. Agnes Church in Shawnee Mission, KS.
He was Pastor at St. Michael’s, Wheaton, KS; St. Vincent De Paul, Onaga, KS; St. Columbkille, Blaine, KS; St. Bernard’s, Wamego, KS; Holy Name, Kansas City, KS, and Blessed Sacrament, Kansas City. He was the Pastor of Most Pure Heart of Mary Church in Topeka from July 1983 – June 30, 2007, at which time he retired.
In retirement Fr. Frank enjoyed helping out his brother priests throughout the city by celebrating Mass, confessions, baptisms and ministering to the sick. He loved being “un-tired” instead of “re-tired” and it was obvious in his smile, humor and jokes.
Fr. Frank is survived by four brothers, Jim (Marilyn) Krische of Chicago, Msgr. Vincent Krische of Lawrence, and Larry (Sue) Krische and Bob (Lynne) Krische, all of Topeka; two sisters Joan (Don G.) Boos and Lois (Tom) Phillips, all of Olathe. 
Visitation will be at Most Pure Heart of Mary Church, 17th and Stone, Topeka, on Sunday, Jan. 16 from 2:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. with rosary at 5:30 p.m. and prayer service at 6:00 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Most Pure Heart of Mary Church followed with burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Most Pure Heart of Mary Church, 1800 SW Stone, Topeka 66604 or Hayden High School, 401 SW Gage Blvd., Topeka 66606.
The Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel is assisting with arrangements. To leave a special message for the family online, visit

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