FREDRICK “FRITZ” H. BARKHAUS JR.
Fredrick (Fritz) H. Barkhaus Jr., 92, of Jefferson City, Missouri and formerly of Fort Dodge, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, MO surrounded by his family. Fred was born May 18, 1922 in Cooper Township, Fort Dodge, Iowa, one of five children of Fredrick H. and Marie (Neuhaus) Barkhaus. He was married on April 3, 1943, in Alexandria, Louisiana to Lilly E. (Niemeyer) who preceded him in death on August 24, 2005. They were lifelong residents of Fort Dodge until moving to Jefferson City in 2003. Fred graduated from Fort Dodge High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army, Company B, 349th Infantry, 88th Division, in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater during World War II. Fred owned and operated Metal Products Company (steel fabrication) in Fort Dodge from 1951 until his retirement in 1989.
Fred was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge and Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson City. He enjoyed the outdoors with fishing being his lifelong favorite pastime. Watching sprint car races was his second outdoor passion. He also loved to spend time gardening.
Fred is survived by one daughter: Linda M. Barkhaus of Jefferson City; one son: Gary (Pamela) Barkhaus of Jefferson City; three stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; one sister-in-law: Bernadine Burger and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters: Minnie Rumme, Hilda Saathoff, and Alma Dueker; one brother Karl Barkhaus; two brothers-in-law: Carl Rumme, and Walter Dueker, and one sister-in-law: Grace Barkhaus.
Visitation will be at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 1436 Twenty First Ave. N., Fort Dodge, Iowa, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014 with funeral services immediately following at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Lyle Hansen officiating. Interment will follow in the North Lawn Cemetery, Fort Dodge. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Trinity Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be left for the family online at www.millardfamilychapels.com.