OBITUARY

Patrick Alan Kertz

March 23, 1945June 27, 2018
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KERTZ, Patrick Alan Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on June 27, 2018 Loving Father of Colleen (Greg) Schloemann and Kelli (Douglas) Kummer. Beloved Paw Paw Pat to Keiran & Harper Schloemann and Gavin & Logan Kummer. Brother to Betty Braun, George (Sue) Kertz, Paul Kertz, Thomas (Mary Lou) Kertz, Daniel Kertz and Joann (Eugene) Sutterer. Preceded in death by parents George & Johanna Kertz and siblings Anna Mae Elze and James “Jim” Kertz. Ex-husband of Dolores Kertz. Our loving uncle, cousin, friend and barber to many.

Funeral Mass 9:00am Monday, July 2, 2018 at Saint. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 610 W. Ripa Ave., Saint. Louis, MO 63125; visitation Sunday, July 1, 2018, 1pm-5pm at Hoffmeister South County Chapel, 1515 Lemay Ferry Rd., Saint. Louis, MO 63125. Interment with full military honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery will be private. If desired, memorial donations in Pat’s honor may be made to Saint. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 610 W. Ripa Ave., Saint. Louis, MO 63125 or The American Heart Association, 460 N. Lindbergh Blvd., Saint. Louis, MO 63141

  • FAMILY

  • George Kertz, Father
  • Johanna Kertz, Mother
  • Colleen (Greg) Schloemann, Daughter
  • Kelli (Douglas) Kummer, Daughter
  • Keiran Schloemann, Grandchild
  • Harper Schloemann, Grandchild
  • Gavin Kummer, Grandchild
  • Logan Kummer, Grandchild
  • Betty Braun, Sister
  • George (Sue) Kertz, Brother
  • Paul Kertz, Brother
  • Thomas (Mary Lou) Kertz, Brother
  • Daniel Kertz, Brother
  • Joann (Eugene) Sutterer, Sister
  • Anna Mae Elze, Sister
  • James “Jim” Kertz, Brother
  • Dolores Kertz, Former Spouse
  • DONATIONS

  • Saint Martin of Tours Catholic Church
  • American Heart Association

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, July 1, 2018
  • Mass of the Resurection Monday, July 2, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Inurnment
REMEMBERING

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Tony Kertz

June 30, 2018

He and mom always poked each other about their age. She would be older than him all year until his birthday. They would be the same age for a month or so and then it was over when hers came. And lots of memories in Uncle Jim’s barber shop. Sure those two are having fun together again. Going to miss you Uncle Pat. But thanks for all of the memories. I could go on and on. God bless

Thomas Dutton

June 30, 2018

Will miss you coworker and friend. You made working at Chrysler a whole lot more bearable with your humor and jokes . Tell your brother Jim hello for me. My dad and Jim were really good friends.

Carrie Helldoerfer

June 30, 2018

Uncle Pat, your laugh was contagious! You were a wonderful uncle and an even Better Godfather. I was very blessed to have you in my life. You will be missed... Love and Hugs to the whole family as they celebrate their life with you :)

Carrie, Kevin, Lydia, Emmett

Kelli Kummer

June 29, 2018

Paul Braun

June 28, 2018

I remember when he had his barber shop in Ste. Genevieve. Two guys were walking down 3rd St. They both had really long hair, Uncle Pat opened the door and whistled at them. They both turned around and he said, 'Free haircuts today'. They turned and kept walking.

Beth Cressman

June 28, 2018

My prayers are with you. Uncle Pat always had a good joke and knew how to make us smile! I’ll always remember that laugh and sitting next to him while he buzzed Zac’s hair :) Heaven gained another angel!

Love, Beth Cressman and Jordan Schneider

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Biography

      Patrick Alan Kertz was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Patrick will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

       He was the son of George and Johanna Kertz. Patrick grew up in Bloomsdale, MO.

      Patrick was raised with eight brother and sisters: George, Anna Mae, Betty, Tom, Jim, Dan, Paul, Joann. Patrick was usually involved in all sorts of activities with his siblings. He and his siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      As a young boy, Patrick had a number of interests. Like most children, he enjoyed playing and making up games. He was curious about the world around him and was often eager to explore it. Patrick was an active child who took part in football. He was a trouble maker. Patrick's memorable achievements included finishing high school without getting kicked out. However, to Patrick, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with his friends.

      A typical teenager, Patrick had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. He graduated from Valle Catholic High School in 1963. He enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers. His favorite class in high school was girls and he enjoyed playing football.

      Patrick attended barber school, obtaining a barber's license which he used throughout his life.

      Always considered a “good” friend to those he knew, Patrick enjoyed a broad group of acquaintances and several very close friends during his lifetime. While growing up, some of his best friends were Chipper and his siblings. Later in life, he became friends with too many to remember, but to list a few: Elmer, Big John, Diner Friends, Chrysler Buddies, Bob Jackson.

      Patrick worked hard to be a good father to his children and he did his best to fulfill their needs. Patrick was blessed with two daughters, Colleen and Kelli. Another blessing for Patrick was the gift of four grandkids, Keiran, Harper, Gavin, Logan.

      Fortunately, Patrick enjoyed what he did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Patrick worked diligently and did his best to succeed in his career. His primary occupation was assembly line worker and barber. He was employed for Chrysler and his brother Jim. Patrick always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Patrick was a Navy veteran. Patrick saw action for the Vietnam war. His fellow soldiers viewed him as a brother in arms and knew that he was as much a part of their family as their loved ones back home.

      Patrick enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. His favorite pursuits were talking, driving his truck, eating at the diner, visiting with grandkids, spending time at barber shop, and God knows what else. He was content to enjoy his favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Patrick found pleasure in sports. In high school, Patrick played football. Recreational sports included swimming. Patrick was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite events whenever he had the chance to do so. Tops on his list were football and baseball.

      Throughout his life, Patrick was a doer and was always actively involved in professional and community organizations. Throughout his later years, Patrick was an active member of the VFW, American Legion, and Knights of Columbus.

      Patrick was a man who took pride in upholding his beliefs. Politically, Patrick was democrat and but most importantly a Catholic.

      Patrick’s faith was important to him. He was a member of St. Martin of Tours but also attended Alexian Brothers, St. Agatha, and St. Agnes (whichever had the shortest mass). During that time, he attend mass every Saturday evening and on Holy Days.

      When Patrick’s retirement finally arrived after twenty plus years working at Chrysler, he was well prepared. His new life involved cutting hair and raising hell. In retirement, he found new pleasure in taking naps whenever he wanted and driving his pickup around town. Even in retirement, Patrick continued to stay in touch with his old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. Patrick was active in his new community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered him.

      Patrick passed away on June 27, 2018 at his home because of a heart attack. He is survived by his children Colleen and Kelli; his grandchildren Keiran, Harper, Gavin, and Logan. Services were held at St Martin of Tours. Patrick was laid to rest in Jefferson Barracks what he considered to be a place of honor.

      Simply stated, Patrick was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Patrick leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Pat.