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June 26, 2014
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Fredrick (Fritz) H. Barkhaus Jr., 92, of Jefferson City, Missouri and formerly of Fort Dodge, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, MO surrounded by his family. Fred was born May 18, 1922 in Cooper Township, Fort Dodge, Iowa, one of five children of Fredrick H. and Marie (Neuhaus) Barkhaus. He was married on April 3, 1943, in Alexandria, Louisiana to Lilly E. (Niemeyer) who preceded him in death on August 24, 2005. They were lifelong residents of Fort Dodge until moving to Jefferson City in 2003. Fred graduated from Fort Dodge High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army, Company B, 349th Infantry, 88th Division, in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater during World War II. Fred owned and operated Metal Products Company (steel fabrication) in Fort Dodge from 1951 until his retirement in 1989.



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