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Retired Kansas Bishop Fitzsimons dies; headed Salina diocese 1984-2004


Retired Bishop George K. Fitzsimons of Salina died Sunday at his home in Ogden. He was 84.

He headed the Salina diocese from 1984 to 2004. In retirement, he lived at the rectory of St. Patrick Parish in Ogden and continued to serve in the diocese until his death.

An evening wake is scheduled for Thursday and a funeral Mass is set to be celebrated the next morning. Both are to take place at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Salina, followed by burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Salina.

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