Frederick P. Kirtz 72

Published 8:42 am Thursday, August 4, 2011

Frederick P. Kirtz, 72, of Adams, died Tuesday August 2, 2011, at his home in Adams.

Frederick was born on July 5, 1939, in Lodi Township of Mower County, the son of Alfons and Margaret (Kasel) Kirtz. He graduated from Adams High School and was married to Betty Mandt on April 12, 1966, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at Johnsburg, Minn. A life long resident of the Adams area, Fred farmed until moving into Adams in 2003. He continued helping with field work after moving into town. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Fred enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking and playing cards as well as spending time with his family and friends.

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He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Kirtz of Adams; children, Ann (Rusty) Trcka of Viola, Minn., Ronald (Nancy) Kirtz of Adams; William (Greta) Kirtz of Adams, Rose (Craig) Mueller of Adams; grandchildren, Tonya, Emma, Molly, Collin, Carl and Travis; brothers and sisters, Joseph (Edna) Kirtz of Adams, Regina Bottema of Rose Creek, Dorothy Petersen of Albert Lea, Jerome (Marlene) Kirtz of Adams, Ray (Kay) Kirtz of Chatfield; nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday Aug. 6, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams with Father Thomas Loomis officiating. Interment will be at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Adams Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday with a Prayer Service at 8 p.m. and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Funeral Home. The family prefers memorials to the Sacred Heart School.