Fred passed away on September 24, 2019 after struggling with multiple health issues. His goal was to make 90, and he came oh so close! Finally, he is pain free.
Born January 3, 1930, he was raised in northeast Kansas City and became the head of the Shartzer family at the age of 17 after his father’s death. He took good care of his mother and sister for many years until they too, passed away. During this period, he also served in the Naval Air Reserves NAS Olathe Squadron 886.
During High School, Fred became interested in printing, spending his entire career in the printing business. Beginning as a pressman, he worked his way up to Vice President of Clark Printing Company and Europeans came to Kansas City to observe the innovations he made to the printing process at Clark. He ultimately retired from the National Foundation of State High School Associations as head of their printing division.
Fred had many interests including water and snow skiing, fishing, golfing and especially riding his Harley. At the age of 67, he learned how to fly, bought an airplane and had many flight adventures with his wife, Lisa.
Fred leaves behind his wife Lisa of 41 years, his son, Stephan Burhans and daughter-in-law, Loni, his daughter, Sue Shartzer, two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.
He will be sorely missed and was much loved. There will be a celebration of his life at Roosterville Airport on October 19, 2019 from.5 to 7pm.