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Fred D. Barthuly

May 14, 2013

Fred D. Barthuly, 82, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka.

He was born March 15, 1931 at Paxico, the son of Fred W. and Thelma Gehring Barthuly.  Fred graduated from Paxico High School in 1949.

Mr. Barthuly lived on a farm in the Snokomo community and operated a farm and dairy operation in partnership with his father until 1962.  He was then employed by Precision Engineering of Topeka and the Hines Farm Center in Wamego until he moved to St. Marys in 1965.  Fred was a long time employee of the Farmers Union Coop working in the fertilizer and chemical division, retiring in 1993 after 28 years of service.  He remained a part time employee for many years after he retired.  Mr. Barthuly was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church. He also had been a member of Pottawatomie Lodge No. 52 AF/AM until the lodge closed and he transferred his membership to Lake Lodge No. 50, Silver Lake.

On January 16, 1952 he was united in marriage to Betty Jane Martens.  She preceded him in death on September 11, 1990.  He was also preceded in death by three infant siblings, Dorothy, Donald and Billy

Fred later married Lavina Falk Rezac on June 7, 1991.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Ray (Ann) Barthuly, St. Marys; three daughters, Dorothy (Jerry) Rappard, Tecumseh, Marilyn (Ron) Rose, Litchfield, MI, and Jane (Wade) Clemons, Phoenix, AZ; a stepson, Wesley Rezac, St. Marys; two stepdaughters, Beth Gideon, St. Marys, and Joan Hoch, Alta Vista; a sister LaDonna Diaz, Kansas City, KS; a step daughter-in law, Karen Rezac; six grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great-step-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the St. Marys United Methodist Church.  Interment will be in the Valley View Cemetery, St. Marys.  Mr. Barthuly will lie in state after 2:00 P.M. Friday, May 17, 2013 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30.  Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Marys United Methodist Church, Midland Hospice or the American Cancer Society.  Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com.

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15 thoughts on “Fred D. Barthuly

  1. Fred was a good neighbor. We admired his beautiful yard . He will be deeply missed. Our sincere sympathy to you Lavina and family.
    Charlotte Kling

  2. Fred was a very nice man whom I was able to work with at the Coop and Fire Dept. My Mother, Katie, also worked with Fred and always enjoyed him. My deepest sympathy to his family, he will be missed.

  3. Grandpa was a wonderful man and the memories I have I will always cherish my love goes out to all the family

  4. So very sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. He is at peace and no more pain. With family looking down on all of us.

  5. Very sorry to hear of Freds passing a great man always had a smile on his face.my thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

  6. Fred was a wonderful man. I always enjoyed seeing him at concerts and other school events as he supported his grandchildren. May God spread a shelter of peace over Fred and his family and may his memory be for a blessing.

  7. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
    Jim, Cindy and family

  8. LaDonna, Bruce, and I send you our deepest sympathies. We were so sorry to hear of Uncle Fred’s passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I have so many memories of Fred from the Coop when I was growing up.he always meant a lot to my famil and held a special place with my dad. He will be greatly missed by many.

    Matt, Kayla & Kristen VandeVelde
    Trevor Johnson

  10. Dear Ray and Ann, Dorothy, Marilyn, and Jane,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your dad was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.


  11. I am so sorry to learn of the death of your father/loved family member.
    He was always such a close and great friend of my father’s and myself. The world will be saddened by his passing.
    I will keep him in my prayers.

    Bob Hoferer, JR.

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