Obituaries

Louis Saetz 1923 - 2009 Bonner Springs

Services for Louis Saetz, 86, Bonner Springs, were Monday, Sept. 14, at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs. Entombment was in the family’s private mausoleum at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kan.
Mr. Saetz died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at his home with his wife by his side.
He was born March 3, 1923, in New Rattic, N.D. He grew up in Dunn Center, N.D., on his family’s farm. As a young man, Mr. Saetz served three years in the U. S. Army, where he received specialized training in electrical engineering. He returned to North Dakota and continued to farm for another eight years. Mr. Saetz worked in the ASC Office for the state of North Dakota.
He and his wife moved to Bonner Springs in 1963. They owned and operated Saetz Manufacturing Co. in Shawnee for 50 years, retiring in 2005.
A daughter, Deirdre Stafford, died in 2004, and a son, Jeffry, died in June 2009.
In 1955 he married Agnes Reiss. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Patricia Reiss, Linwood; a son, Jesse, and his wife, Barbara, Rockwall, Texas; a brother, Elbert, Boston; a sister, Dorothy Degele, Dennison, Texas; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.