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Morris "Rick" W. Kirts

May 21, 1951 — August 20, 2022


Morris "Rick" W. Kirts passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2022. He was born in Lafayette in 1951 to William Morris and Clara Jane (Cronin) Kirts. He was a graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School. He served in the US Army as a member of the Military Police Corps.

Rick was a member of the American Legion and was a son of the VFW. He enjoyed working on and talking about cars, spending time with his pets, and later in life embraced being a grandfather.

Rick is survived by his wife of 44 years, Judith (Perkins) Kirts, and his two sons. He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters.

Cremation was chosen with a private gathering for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or

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