Wanzie L. Fojtik

June 21, 1928February 13, 2010

WANZIE L. (WALTERS) FOJTIK, of Harlan, died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at her home. Born on June 21, 1928, in Vaughn Mills, Ky., Wanzie was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and great-grandmother. She provided private childcare in her home for over 40 years, finally retiring at age 70. She wa a faithful member of North Scipio United Methodist Church in Harlan. She loved working hard in her gardens, traveling with her children and grandchildren, and spending time with her family. Surviving are her three children, Sharon L. Kale of Hicksville, Ohio, Virgil (Edith) Fojtik of Harlan and Christin C. Fojtik-Collins of Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren, Dawn Kale of Houston, Texas, Shellie (Jay) Burden of Fort Wayne, Todd Fojtik of Harlan and Chad Kale of Kathleen, Ga.; brother, Earl Walters of Hicksville, Ohio; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Wanzie was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Stanley J. Fojtik, in 2005; her son, Lonnie A. Fojtik; her parents, Henry and Minnie Walters; five brothers; and one sister. Service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at North Scipio United Methodist Church on State Road 37, Harlan. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hockemeyer Funeral Home, Harlan. Private burial in Harlan Memorial Cemetery. Memorials to Parkview Home Health & Hospice.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 16, 2010
  • Funeral Wednesday, February 17, 2010
  • Burial Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wanzie L. Fojtik

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Shellie Kale-Burden

February 14, 2017

Seven years seem so long since I saw you last. I miss you and Mom much. I know you both are so much happier and we continue to move forward, but Gram I miss you guys so much still. I hate this part of life. I miss your wisdom and love, I miss the Sunday talks and times visiting with you and Graps. I miss Mom and you talking in the kitchen and watching your little winks when you'd get her goat just cuz. I can't wait for eternity!

February 23, 2012

Today is a day, I want so badly to pick the phone up and call you. Two years have come and gone. Although the pain is not as raw, it is still very much there. I need wise advice raising sons and a daughter. I counted on you so much.probably too much. I miss you and graps,Gma Eva and dad everyday. I miss you Gma. I want so badly to see you again.

ShellIe Burden

December 13, 2011

I just miss you, Gram....

Shelllie Burden

August 31, 2010

I will forever miss you Grandma. You were my best friend. I will never forget the talks we had on a regular basis, the trips to the "Aunt Carol's Penny Store," the long talks about just about anything and everything, the trips to Kentucky and the more reugular ones to Michigan, playing upstairs or in the stairwell for hours, you watching and playing with my babies, your great grandkids. You loved me unconditionally and although people don't get what you mean to me, I know you did. I miss my beautiful spunky and faithful friend every day. You were right, Gram, you were so right. You knew what would happen and you were right! I will see you again, until then, I love you forever...."betcha boots, I do."

Chad Kale

August 31, 2010

I miss you so much grandma. The world without you is not the same. Mom is hurting and needs you so much and I don't know what to do. Please help me..

Debbie Yoder

February 17, 2010

My sincere sympathy for you Virgil , Edith, Earl & family.
My best friend was Toni Lamb and had the pleasure to meet Wanzie thru Edith and Virgil.
My best memory of Mrs.Fojtik ( as I had always called her)is that she pierced my ears at her home. Which back then was done with a needle and thread. ( In the late 60's). What a great lady and she will me missed.
My deepest sympathy, Debbie (Johnson) Yoder

Kathy Renfrow

February 16, 2010

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.