Elmer Kreutzer


Elmer J. Kreutzer, 83, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center in Wichita.

Elmer J. Kreutzer, 83, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center in Wichita.

He was born May 9, 1930, in Denver, to Richard P. and Opal Johnson Kreutzer, and grew up in Pratt.

A resident of Garden City since the early 1950s, Mr. Kreutzer worked as a grounds and buffalo keeper for the Kansas Fish & Game Commission and later was a mechanic and road crew operator for the Kansas Department of Transportation, retiring in 1994.

Mr. Kreutzer was a U.S. Army veteran and belonged to several CB clubs, fishing clubs and hunting clubs.

From 1951 to 1958 he was married to Dorothy Durham. From 1959 to 2009 he was married to Dorothy Davis.

Survivors include two sons, Richard J. and wife Celeste Kreutzer of Iuka, Miss., and Rodney and wife Karen Kreutzer of Aurora, Mo.; a daughter, Teresa and husband Vern Nightengale of Copeland; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Melvin and Charles Kreutzer; and a nephew, Chuck Kreutzer.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church in Garden City. Inurnment will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greenlawn Cemetery in Pratt.

There will be no visitation. Condolences may be sent at www.priceandsons.com. Memorials are suggested to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center, in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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