Fritz Klinke

I am sorry to report that Fritz suffered a stroke yesterday. At latest report in ICU St. Mary’s Grand Junction where he was airlifted to from Mercy in Durango (he had been airlifted to Mercy from Silverton).
I will attempt to post more information as available.

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This is dreadful news - please keep us informed. I think it’s safe to say we’re all concerned about his health.

is there anything we can do to help him / anything we can do to help his family? such awful news.

I’m sorry to hear that about Fritz. He has always been a terrific part of our community.

We all will be praying for him and his family.

aka Winking Cat Press

Praying for Fritz, truly an important and knowledgeable part of our letterpress community
Whistle Pig Press

Fritz has been an irreplaceable asset for the letterpress community; we’re hoping for the best outcome.

The Kenspeckle Letterpress

I haven’t worked with him very often, but whenever I have, he has been the definition of kindness, patience, and knowledge. The world needs more people like him.

Old Town Press

George, do you have an update on Fritz?
best james

Being 1000 miles away and relying on third parties, here is what I can tell you: as of late yesterday, Fritz was out of ICU and in his own room. His speech was described as “garbled” and I have no information on physical limitations.

Wishing him well from afar…. Hoping for a smooth transition back to health and a full recovery.

Wishing Fritz well from Canada. All the best to you!

Wishing and praying for Fritz’ full recovery.

I am so concerned to hear this news about Fritz. Please keep us posted if anyone has any more news about him.

My prays go out to him.

Here is the latest information I have on Fritz’s condition. I hope I have not overlooked anyone with whom I have been in contact.

Loren informed me last night that Fritz has had several up and down situations. He was called to Grand Junction on Friday because of the seriousness of his condition but when he got there Fritz had rallied to some extent. So basically it is day to day.

Unfortunately the broader assessment of his condition does not present an encouraging picture. At such time as he might be able to leave the hospital, Fritz will require attention that can only be given by an extended care facility. Loren is currently investigating the availability of them, probably in Durango. Any ability to return to Silverton is highly unlikely.

For the immediate future, NA Graphics remains open and doing business. While you may not be able to get the expert advice that you might have received from Fritz in the past, Rick is on the job and ready to fill orders. Loren is starting to think about the long-term disposal of the business and Fritz’s not small collection of equipment and other printing material. Please do not attempt to contact him directly at this time since he has just about all he can handle right now.

Sorry to hear this. Fritz has always been very helpful when I needed advise or looking for parts. Praying for his full recovery.

Prayers going up for Fritz and the family. Hoping for a full recovery.

Wishing nothing short of the best for Fritz and his family.

Tom & Terri

T and T Press Restoration

This afternoon I found a box from NA Grahics leaning against the house. The order was placed, as near as I can tell, about the time Fritz had his stroke, so I can attest that somebody is indeed taking care of the business end of things.

If any here are not aware of the scope of Fritz’ work and passion for preservation, I encourage you to explore his Flickr page.[email protected]/