W. Fretz

Inurnment will be held at a later date for W. David Fretz, M.D.  He died on December 13, 2009 at Medicalodges Eudora.

He was born on January 23, 1947 in Eldorado, KS the son of Isaac K. and Beatrice Keene Fretz.

He was a veteran of the US Army and served during the Vietnam War.

He graduated from Fort Hays State University in 1969.  He received his doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

With bright eyes and a quick smile he walked through life.  Taught Kansas Tradition as he listened to Max broadcast the Jayhawk games on the radio.  A man of principle who had compassion.  His passion was learning.  The tools he gave to society ranged from being a doctor to being a father.  Teaching all of us to be a Jayhawk.  Teaching us to live.  We learned to cherish life.  Every day was a blessing.  The Jay Doc went to heaven on his own terms.  Through us he lives on as we strive for excellence in life.

He married Deborah “Debbie” Gregory on January 10, 2004.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Willie Pless and wife, Rhonda of Edmonton Alberta, Canada,  David Fretz, Lawrence, Isaac Fretz, and wife, Fran, Norman, Oklahoma; one daughter, Tracey Elder, and husband, Shannon, Neosho, Missouri; one brother, Fred Fretz, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Shamelle, Mariette, Siarra, Arce, Maria, Ashley, Carter.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the W. David Fretz Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com  subject: Fretz

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