Cleo William Katz, 95, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Sheridan County Health Complex in Hoxie, Kan.
He was born Sept. 27, 1917, in rural Hodgeman County, Kan., the son of Christian Henry and Bessie Lee (Daily) Katz.
He graduated from Offerle High School in 1937.
He married Frances A. Warren, on July 28, 1940, at Kinsley. They were married 54 years.
Katz was a lifetime resident of Kinsley and during his life was a farmer, cabinetmaker, carpet installer and owner of Katz Floor and Wall Covering and in his later years owned Katz Repair Services where he conducted small engine repair and saw sharpening.
He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Kinsley. His hobbies included hunting, shooting sporting clays and reloading shot gun shells. His highest priority was his wife and children.
Survivors include Stan and Becky (Lancaster) Katz of Houston, Texas; Becky Katz and long-time companion, Nellis Reinert, Sun City West, Ariz.; Alan and Jan (Katz) Ackerman of Hoxie; five grandchildren, Christopher (Lily) Bargmann of Edina, Minn., Becca (Bargmann) (Joel) Sowers of Colby, Kan., Angie (Katz) (Jason) Jackson of Parker, Colo., Brianna (Katz) (John) Lydic, of Washington, D.C., Carin (Katz) (Travis) Kelley, Williston, N.D.; seven great-grandchildren, Shepherd and Noelle Bargmann, Kaylyn Joy and Haven Shalom Sowers, Jake Jackson, April and Wyatt Kelley; a brother, Vernon (Elaine) Katz of Kinsley; sister-in-law, Irene Brehm; and first cousin, Leonard Katz, of Offerle; as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and business associates.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and sister, Christine Lippoldt.
Burial will take place at noon, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Hillside Cemetery in Kinsley, followed by a celebration of life at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 200 Mass. Ave. in Kinsley with the Rev. Randal Jahnke officiating.
Memorials may be given to the church, Sheridan County Health Complex in Hoxie, in care of McKillips Funeral Home in Kinsley.