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Schuhmacher, Frederic D.

Schuhmacher, Frederic D.

June 12, 1929 — January 31, 2020

Frederic “Fritz” D. Schuhmacher, 90, died peacefully at his home on January 31, 2020.

He was born on June 12, 1929 to Frederick and Edna (Detert) Schuhmacher.

Fritz was drafted into the Army in 1951. He was stationed in Germany, and had achieved the rank of Corporal before his honorable discharge in January, 1953.

In August of 1953, he married the love of his life Natalie Hanson. After the wedding, they were transferred to San Francisco where they worked for Employers Insurance. From there, they relocated to Prairie Village, KS. They later moved to Overland Park and Fritz worked for Safeco Insurance and Kemper Insurance. In the 1970s, Fritz joined the Ed Theis agency as an independent agent. In 1972, Fritz and Natalie moved to Spring Hill, KS. In the mid-1970s, Fritz joined the Jack Saggart Insurance Agency. He later set up his own agency, Schuhmacher-Hanson Insurance, where he worked until his retirement.

Fritz had a very strong faith and belief in God. He was a charter member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Overland Park, KS. At the church, he served in various roles and as church officers. He also became a Stephen Minister.

Fritz was also involved in civic organizations. He served as an officer of his Lions’s Club, Ruritan Club, and as a member of the Rural Fire Board.

For over 50 years, Fritz and Natalie were part of a bridge club with five other couples that met monthly for card playing and fun. He was also a member of the church bowling league. Family was a top priority for Fritz. He took an active role in his children and grandchildrens’ lives. He enjoyed traveling with family and friends and made trips to Wisconsin, Washington D.C., the eastern seaboard, Las Vegas, Colorado, Texas, and California to name a few. Fritz also enjoyed cheering on the Royals and the KC Chiefs. He wanted to watch the Superbowl game between the Chiefs and 49ers and we’re sure he was watching and cheering them on from heaven.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Natalie Schuhmacher, children and their spouses: Carrie & Joseph Gregar (Louisburg, KS), and Karl & Julie Schuhmacher (St. Charles, MO), grandchildren and (spouses): Thomas & (Sarah) Gregar (Overland Park, KS), Timothy & (Amanda) Gregar (Louisburg, KS), Samuel Schuhmacher (St. Charles, MO), Theresa & (Brent) Perry (Overland Park, KS) ; great grandchildren: Adrianna, Kalen, and Cole.

The family invites you to join them in a celebration of Fritz’s life on February 22, 2020 at 11:00 at Bethany Lutheran Church at 9101 Lamar Overland Park, KS. A visitation will be held at 10 am before the service.

Memorials may be made to the Bethany Lutheran Church Foundation.

Service Information

The family invites you to join them in a celebration of Fritz’s life on February 22, 2020 at 11:00 at Bethany Lutheran Church at 9101 Lamar Overland Park, KS. A visitation will be held at 10 am before the service.

Schuhmacher, Frederic D.'s Guestbook

So sorry to read about Fritz, Natalie & Family. I worked with Fritz in the 1970's/80's at Jack Saggart Insurance Agency. He was a successful business & nice man, easy to work with and definitely his family was very important to him. God bless you all with Peace and Comfort during this difficult time. My husband Frank & I are visiting in Houston, Texas this month with our son Joe & family. Otherwise I would be at the Celebration of life.

Janice Fraas

Fritz was a loyal and supportive friend. We lived next door to Fritz and Natalie in Spring Hill, KS when our children were growing up. We shared many holidays and celebrations. They were like grandparents to our children and always supportive to us in many. The one word to describe how we feel about Fritz is respect. He had integrity and always was willing to go the extra mile for a friend. He will be missed.

Steve and Phyllis Winfield

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