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Edwin Henry Gackstatter
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Birth: Dec. 26, 1925
Phillips County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 2013
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA

Edwin H. Gackstatter
December 26, 1925 - July 1, 2013

Edwin Henry Gackstatter, 87, passed away Monday afternoon, July 1, 2013 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The son of Martin Henry and Elizabeth (Dill) Gackstatter he was born December 26, 1925 on the Gackstatter family farm near Stuttgart, Kansas.

He was united in marriage to La Fern Marie Brack in McPherson, Kansas on September 30, 1950. They moved to Guymon from Great Bend, Kansas in 1953.

Edwin completed high school in Phillips County, Kansas. He also completed meteorological school at Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as well as numerous correspondence courses related to electronics and TV repair. He was a retired gas meter technician with Northern Natural Gas Company.

Edwin was a pilot and aviation enthusiast. He never stopped learning or being interested in life and the lives of his children.

He was preceded in death by his wife Fern on October 8, 1994; his sisters: Agnes Howard, Hattie Miller and Irene Wylie; and brothers, Herman and Arnold Gackstatter.

Survivors include his children: Cynthia Ann and Carl Clark of Mukilteo, Washington, Patricia Sue and Brent Hawkins of Edmond, Oklahoma and Gary Lee Gackstatter and Gretchen of Kirkwood, Missouri, and grandchildren: Evan Gackstatter of Seattle and Jack and Sophie Gackstatter of St. Louis, Missouri.

Graveside services will be conducted Friday morning, July 5th at 10:00 a.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery located NW of Guymon. Services are under the care of the Bunch Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.

Memorials for a charity of choice will be accepted at the Bunch Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1112, Guymon, Oklahoma 73942.

(Published in Amarillo Globe-News, July 4, 2013)

GUYMON, Okla. Edwin Henry Gackstatter, 87, of Guymon died Monday, July 1, 2013, in Oklahoma City.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery northwest of Guymon. Arrangements are by Bunch-Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon.

Mr. Gackstatter was born Dec. 26, 1925, near Stuttgart, Kan. to Martin Henry and Elizabeth Dill Gackstatter. He married La Fern Marie Brack on Sept. 30, 1950, in McPherson, Kan.

Survivors include his children, Cynthia Ann Clark of Mukilteo, Wash., Patricia Sue Hawkins of Edmond, and Gary Lee Gackstatter of Kirkwood, Mo.; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to a favorite charity, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 1112, Guymon, OK 73942.
Family links: 
  Martin Gackstatter (1899 - 1934)
  Elizabeth Gackstatter (1888 - 1990)
  LaFern Marie Brack Gackstatter (1929 - 1994)
  Agnes Gackstatter Howard (1912 - 1994)*
  Hattie M. Gackstatter Miller (1913 - 2011)*
  Herman J Gackstatter (1915 - 1972)*
  Arnold Frederick Gackstatter (1921 - 2013)*
  Irene M. Gackstatter Wylie (1923 - 2011)*
  Edwin Henry Gackstatter (1925 - 2013)
*Calculated relationship
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
Texas County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Edith Guynes Stanley
Record added: Jul 01, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113201298
Edwin Henry Gackstatter
Added by: Edith Guynes Stanley
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