George Tate


George H. Tate, 68, of Garden City, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

George H. Tate, 68, of Garden City, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

He was born Aug. 19, 1941, in Garden City, to Roland H. and Violet Kisner Tate.

A lifetime resident of Garden City, he attended Garden City schools and graduated from Garden City High School in 1959. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Kansas in 1963.

Mr. Tate loved the outdoors and wanted to stay in the family business, so he returned to Garden City, where he pursued his career in farming and ranching. His many hobbies included electronics, machinery, computers, reading, fishing, hunting, rodeo, Notre Dame football, and high school and college athletic events. As an avid reader, he loved World War II history.

On June 21, 1969, he married Judy Burgardt in Garden City. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Chad Tate of Dallas; two daughters, Jennifer Tate and her husband, Andrew Meyer, of Shawnee, and Kristen Tate of Lenexa; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Barton Tate.

Funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden City, with Father Wesley Schawe as celebrant. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.

There will be no visitation. Condolences may be e-mailed to Memorials are suggested to the George H. Tate Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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