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Obituary: Fred Kirts

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1916 ~ 2004

Fredrick Garnet Kirts, 88, passed away on April 25, 2004.

He was born in Brown County Indiana on February 17, 1916 to John and Rose Kirts. Educated in a one-room schoolhouse in Nashville, Indiana. He married Doris E. Wilkinson Sept. 30, 1944. She preceded him in death Sept. 18, 2003.

Fred was a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Signal Corps during World War II, stationed in Maine and Hawaii.

He was a co-owner with Steve Papas of PK Wholesale Roofing Supply.

His greatest achievement was his care and devotion to his special daughter, Peggy Ann, who preceded him in death April 30, 1997.

He is survived by his son, Steve (Annette) of Salt Lake City; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Ron) Hansen, Elizabeth (Brian) Smith, William Kirts, Emily (Ramon) Fernandez, Mary Margaret Kirts and Patricia (Fiancé Christopher Glover) Kirts, five great- grandchildren and one sister, Betty Jean Haven of Glendale, Arizona.

The family wishes to thank Garden Terrace Alzheimer's Care Center and Inspiration Hospice for all their care and dedication to Fred.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2004 at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Drive. A viewing will be held from 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. prior to services. Interment: Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a charity of your choice.