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Frederick John Kattner

September 1, 1936April 27, 2021

Frederick John Kattner, age 84, passed away on April 27, 2021. Beloved husband of Betty Irene Kattner for 60 years. Loving Dad to Paul (LiLynn) Kattner, Mark (Robin) Kattner, and Karen (Dave) Karas. Cherished Papa to Kaelen, Joshua (Nicole), Emily, Erin, Ryan, and Matt. Great grandpa of Ethan. Loving brother of Sharon, and brother-in-law of Eileen and Bonnie. For 35 years Fred was a teacher (English, Speech, Drama) at Warren Township High School as well as the Audio-Visual Director. He loved coaching students on the golf, bowling and speech teams and being the ‘voice of the Blue Devils’ as the football stadium announcer. The richest family memories center around vacations ‘up north’ for nearly 50 consecutive years. Fred loved to fish, travel, cruise and make people laugh. Entombment will be held privately at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Life Celebration Service will be held on Saturday, May 22 at 11:00 am at the Gurnee Community Church, 4555 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL 60031.


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Frederick John Kattner

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Tyler Martin

May 4, 2021

My utmost heartfelt condolences to Aunt Betty and the rest of our extended family. Uncle Fred will be sorely missed. So funny, so clever, so genuine. I have so many good memories that'll live on with me forever. There's plenty of great VHS family tapes out there too for us all to revisit those great times!

-Tyler Martin

Savannah Stach

May 1, 2021

I had the honor of being one of Fred’s caregivers in his final months. He never failed to make me laugh with his dry sense of humor, and his smile got me through many long shifts. I am so grateful that I got the opportunity to meet him and his beautiful family.

Janet King

April 30, 2021

Mr. Kattner’s first year of teaching was my first year of high school. We couldn’t believe that he thought we could handle reading “Moby Dick!” He taught me about Al Hirschfield cartoons and how to construct and deliver speeches. To amplify my voice, he made me recite “Casey at the Bat” from one window across the courtyard so I could be heard through the opposite window. He was memorable, and I owe him thanks.

Tom Robinson

April 30, 2021

Mr. Kattner was my golf coach ‘67-‘69 and between his dry wit and no nonsense approach he was a caring person. We were fortunate to have had him in our lives...

Jim and Pat Mayberry

April 29, 2021

Betty and Family,
I will never forget the first time Fred walked across the street to talk to me when we first moved in. I was doing my yard work and he commented that I was making him look bad. That was the Fred I knew, always a funny quip and a kind barb.
Every time I look over at your house while mowing the lawn I will remember that day from over 30 years ago.

Jim and Pat Mayberry

Pat Krueger

April 29, 2021

Dear Betty and family,

I was so sorry to hear of Fred's passing even though I know he is in a better place. He was my childhood friend and like the brother I never had. I will always remember his sense of humor and I was already missing his crazy remarks to me. Sending love and hugs to you and your family.

With love,
Pat & Don Krueger