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Kevin M. Fatzer
Sharpe Depot 20-year service
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Kevin M. Fatzer, 55, entered into rest on January 7 in Modesto. He was born on June 30, 1954 in Stockton, California. He was preceded in death by his father Edward Fatzer. He was a resident of Modesto for 12 years.

Mr. Fatzer is survived by his loving children Jake Fatzer of Manteca, Logan Fatzer of Modesto and Vanessa Fatzer of Manteca. His beloved mother is Carolyn Fatzer of Manteca. He was an amazing brother to Rick and wife Loretta Fatzer of Manteca, and Gary and wife Janna Fatzer of Manteca. In addition Kevin is survived by the mother of his children, Lori Smith Fatzer of Manteca. His extended family included; mother and father-in-law Glenn and Lavonna Smith of Manteca, sister-in-law Shelley Bothelio and husband Mike of Manteca as well as many loved nieces, nephews and cousins.

Kevin grew up in Manteca and graduated from Manteca High School in 1973. Shortly after graduation Kevin proudly served his country through the United States Air Force. While serving his country Kevin also played for the United Sates Air Force baseball team. He retired from Sharpe Army Depot after 20 years of service. In his younger years he enjoyed water skiing. He was an avid sports fan loving his Sacramento Kings, and the San Francisco Giants. Kevin was a family man; his children were his life. He was an amazing father always setting aside special times for each of his children. He was always very supportive to his children with sports activities, functions or their dreams; he was always there ready and willing to do what he could. In addition Kevin was a huge history buff; he loved reading about history and watching the history channel. Kevin loved to talk; he was very outgoing and had a great sense of humor. He loved playing practical jokes with a happy-go-lucky attitude. He never had a worry and lived life to the fullest. Kevin will be remembered as a true family man who was extremely kind-hearted. He will be deeply missed.

Mr. Fatzer’s services are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 15, from 1 to 5, at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine, California.

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Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010