Graveside services with military honors for Floyd E. Gehrt, 86, Lawrence will be held privately at Oak Hill Cemetery. A reception will be held at a date and time to be announced to honor his memory. He passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Floyd was born August 17, 1929 in Wichita, KS the son of Rudolph E. and Clara (Cramer) Gehrt.
He served his country in the United States Air Force as a Tech Sergeant during the Korean War, and later reached the rank of Colonel in the United States Army Reserve.
He received his Bachelors and Juris Doctor degrees from Washburn University in Topeka, KS.
He was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lawrence and the VFW. He served as president of the Topeka Bar Association and of his chapter of the Kansas Reserve Officers Association (ROA).
He was an attorney in Topeka until he retired in 2004.
Floyd married Pattye A. Allison July 18, 1969 in Las Vegas. She preceded him in death on May 27, 2013.
Survivors include his daughter, Jennifer Gehrt; three sons, Timothy Gehrt, Gary Welsh, Mark Welsh; five grandchildren; and one sister, Irene Brodie, of Lander, WY.
Memorials may be made in his name to Just Food or to Douglas County Senior Services, Inc., and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.