Frederick Edward Wampfler

AQHA Director Emeritus Frederick "Fritz" Wampfler passed away on February 28.

The Springs Funeral Services

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Wampfler’s memory to the Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Association, Pikes Peak Range Riders Foundation, Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation or a charity of your choice.

Frederick “Fritz” Wampler was born to Lloyd J. and Dorothy (Werntz) Wampfler on February 29, 1928, in Beach City, Ohio.

He married Doris Bender on October 21, 1950.

Wampler served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and later was a claim manager for the St. Paul Insurance Co. for 28 years.

He raised, showed and bred American Quarter Horses, was an AQHA director emeritus and a member of the AQHA Horseback Riding Program. He was past president and honorary vice president of the Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Association, and was inducted in the Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in December 2015. He is a member emeritus of the Pikes Peak Range Riders and a member of the Southern Colorado Cutting Horse Association.

He is survived by Doris, his wife of 67 years; sister, Jeanne Hoskins of Canton, Ohio; two nephews; one niece; and three special couples, Randy and Patti Craig, Mark and Mona Stenson, and Russ and Lynda Henninger.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Donna Robb; and his brother-in-law, Richard Hoskins.

A memorial Service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on March 25 at The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 East Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80909.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Wampfler’s memory to the Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Association, Pikes Peak Range Riders Foundation, Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation or a charity of your choice.