Clarence G. Katz


Clarence G. Katz, 92, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City.

Clarence G. Katz, 92, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City.

He was born Oct. 8, 1920, at Offerle, to Harold John and Mary Elizabeth Nall Katz.

He married Mary S. Mader in 1942.

He was a farmer, cattleman and a partner in Garden City Roofing before retiring. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, was a past commander of the Garden City VFW and also the Elks Lodge.

Survivors include his longtime companion, Juanita Crotty of Garden City; two sons, Stan Katz of Garden City and John Katz of Shell Knob, Mo.; two daughters, Jolene Katz of Mulvane and Traci Brown of Derby; a sister, Martha Raitt of Rose Hill; a brother, Harold Katz of Offerle; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary; a son, Clarence (Jerry) Katz; a brother, Robert Katz; and two sisters, Josephine Stegman and Dorothy Stegman.

Vigil service is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City.

Memorials are suggested to St. Mary Catholic Church or St. Catherine Hospice, in care of the funeral home.

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