Died: October 24, 2010
Lolita Schwartzkopf went home to her Lord, October 24, 2010, at the family farm Northeast of Ransom, Kansas. She was the eldest of three living children born to Faustino and Anita (Feliciano) Nabora and was born in Iba, Zambales, Philippines on March 22, 1954. She married Herbert Schwartzkopf in San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines on March 21, 1972. She came to American with her husband in April of the same year. To this union two children were born, Diann in 1973 and Mickey in 1974. She helped raise her nephew Brian Fairbank, just as she would her own son, through his high school years. In addition to raising her family, Lolita candled eggs for the Simpson and Beamer egg farms, and then was a nurse's aide for eighteen years at Grisell Long Term Care. Lolita was an extremely devoted wife and mother, and her courage and faith were an example for all. Diagnosed with Kidney failure in 1999, she did peritoneal dialysis until July 4, 2002, when she received a kidney transplant. She lost her transplanted kidney and remaining kidney in 2007, and was doing hemodialysis since then with the last 2-1/2 years being done at home with a portable dialysis machine. Even with her diminished health she still had an interest in her family and community. She was extremely proud of having attained her U.S. citizenship in 1977, as soon as she was eligible to do so. Darrell Rubottom tutored her on the subjects of American History and U.S. Government and she refined her English by sitting on the bed with her two infant children reading and studying the Random House Dictionary. She was preceded in death by her parents, father-in-law Earl G. Schwartzkopf, and sister-in-law Roselea Bruner. She is survived by her husband of the home; daughter Diann and husband Brett Toll of Littleton, Colorado; son Mickey Schwartzkopf and wife Melanie and daughters Jocelyn and Sophia of Edwardsville, Kansas; Brian Fairbank and wife Kristin and children Rylie and Bryson of Hays, Kansas; a sister Isabelle Nabora and a brother Percival Nabora, both of the Philippines; a mother-in-law, Olga Schwartzkopf of WaKeeney, Kansas; and sisters-in-law Earline Fairbank of McPherson; Brother-in-law Bobby Bruner of Wichita, Kansas; and Maribeth Foster and husband Terry of Russell, Kansas; and many other close relatives and friends. She was a member of the Ransom United Methodist Church and the Ransom VFW Ladies Auxiliary.Funeral Services will be at the United Methodist Church, Ransom on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 1:30pm with Reverends Barbara McLain and Bruce Ferguson presiding. Burial in the Ransom Cemetery. Friends may call at Fitzgerald Funeral Home on Tuesday from noon till 9pm with the family present from 7-8:30pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Lolita Schwartzkopf Memorial Fund.