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2/15/2014
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2/14/2014
Classmate Death Betty Carter Lingle
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Classmate Death Avis Russow Curfman
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Patsy Jones Gatz


Frederick W. "Fritz" Gatz
posted 26 December, 2010 by Troy Glidden

Mr. Frederick W. "Fritz" Gatz, 84, of McPherson, passed away at 8:20 p.m., Friday, December 24th, 2010 unexpectedly at McPherson Care Center, McPherson, Kansas.

Frederick William “Fritz” Gatz, the son of Elmer James and Judith Naomi (Creager) was born June 12, 1926, at McPherson County Hospital, McPherson, Kansas and not in a barn, where his little brother tells everyone. He was the second of three children born to this union, Avice, Fritz, and Elmer, Jr. Fitz loved growing up on the farm and like every farm family, everyone had their chores and duties to finish before the day got underway. Fritz attended Centerview country school and attended McPherson High School thru his junior year when he answered a call to serve his Country. Fritz entered into the United States Navy on May 24, 1944 at Hutchinson, Kansas and honorably served his Country during W.W.II. He was a Signal man 3rd class and received the Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, and Asiatic—Pacific Campaign Medal. When he returned home, he finished and graduated from McPherson High School and attended McPherson College. It was during this time that he met a girl that caught more than his eye. They first met in a car when Fritz was driving a group of girls to Hutchinson for a Softball game. They later met at the theater where Patsy was working.

Frederick W. “Fritz” Gates was united in marriage to Patricia Ann “Patsy” Jones on July 18, 1948 at the First Christian Church, McPherson, Kansas. The young couple established their first home together in McPherson. This union was blessed with the birth of three daughters, Melinda, Kathy, and Debbie. The family was deeply saddened by the unexpected death of Kathy as an infant. After several years, Fritz and Pat moved to Fritz’s parents farm West of McPherson where he continued and later took over farming operations. Fritz loved farming and being his own boss. He also sold advertising for Western Associates for many years. Fritz enjoyed the out-of-doors and when work was finished, he could often be found in one of his favorite fishing places. Sometimes, even when work wasn’t finished. Fritz, Pat and the family joined the First Presbyterian Church and they have been faithful members ever since.

Fritz was a devoted Christian, loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. His wise counsel, firm and steady guidance, and gracious smile will be missed by those who knew and loved him. Fritz never met a stranger and he loved to make people laugh, even at his own expense. Fritz was very proud of his girls and always wanted the best for them. He was especially fond of his grandchildren and always looked forward to their visits and times they would share together.

Fritz Gatz, 84, of McPherson, passed away at 8:20 p.m., Friday, December 24th, 2010 unexpectedly at McPherson Care Center, McPherson, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Kathy Gatz; a sister, Avice Marie Johnson.

Surviving family members include his loving and devoted wife, of over sixty-two years, Pat Gatz of McPherson, Kansas; his daughters, Melinda "Mindy" Rhoads and her husband Greg of Marquette, Kansas and Debbie Hamb and her husband Tom of McPherson, Kansas; a brother, Elmer J. Gatz, Jr. and his wife Shirley of Wichita, Kansas; two grandchildren Summer Rhoads of Lindsborg, Kansas and Jacob "Jake" Rhoads of Lindsborg, Kansas; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 from 4 to 8 with family present from 6 to 8pm at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas.

The funeral service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, McPherson, Kansas, at 10:30 on Wednesday, December 29th, with Reverend H. Dick Reynolds, Jr. officiating. Special music “Wind Beneath My Wings” and “Amazing Grace” will by sung by Rene and Jim Pauls and accompanied by Jim Pauls, pianist. Military honors will be presented by members of the American Legion Post 24 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715.

The final resting place will be at the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, Kansas.

Family request donations to First Presbyterian Church McPhersom, or McPherson Care Center and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.

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Posted by Ron Copeland on 30 December, 2010
Pat, Mindy, and Debbie...I am sorry to hear about Fritz's passing. I have many wonderful memories of being neighbors with Fritz's parents. God bless!

Posted by Karen Burk Rowe on 29 December, 2010
Dear Pat, Mindy and Deb,
I was so sad to see that Fritz had passed away. I have so many fond memories of spending time with all of you. It was always fun and full of laughter at your house! I send prayers to all of you. Cherish all the good memories.

Posted by Cris & Ginger Ford on 29 December, 2010
Fritz was a heck of guy who loved life, and he will be missed by all who knew him. I will personally never forget his laugh when he would come in to my grandparents over the holidays and at the lake.

Posted by Lucille Bruns on 28 December, 2010
I was so sorry to read of your loss in the paper today. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Kim Peterson on 28 December, 2010
Pat, Mindy & Deb - SO sorry about Fritz. He was a great person, and a great friend to my folks and my family for many, many years. I have many fond memories of him, and yes his onriness was a big part of him, and made him so loveable. He will be dearly missed!

Posted by Gary and Donna McNally on 27 December, 2010
So sorry to hear of Fritz's passing. I will always remember him and the whole family as great people to be around. Please accept our sympathies.

Posted by Glenna Loewen Balsick on 27 December, 2010
Pat, Mindy (Wendy) and Deb - I'm so sorry about Fritzi and his passing - especially on Christmas Eve. So many memories come to mind as you well know. Never saw Fritzi without a smile on his face and his onriness will always be remembered when I hear his name!!! May your wonderful memories sustain you through the coming days and live in your heart forever. God bless!


Fritz and Pat Gatz celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family. Fritz and the former Pat Jones were married July 18, 1948, in McPherson. He was a farmer and she owned Bates, Gatz, & Regier, an accounting and income tax service. Their daughters and spouses are Mindy and Greg Rhoads, Marquette; and Debbie and Tom Hamb, McPherson. They have two grandchildren, Summer Rhoads and Jake Rhoads.
Fritz has been in the McPherson Care Service in McPherson for a year. They take real good care of him. He needed hr. care and I just couldn't do it. He has alhimers and it his short term memory. We had our wedding aniversery this year.

I pray that i may love to fish until my dying day, and when it comes to my last cast, I then most humbly pray, when in the Lord's great landing net and peacefully asleep that in His mercy I be judged BIG ENOUGH TO KEEP!

Fritz will be missed!!


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