Frederick M. ‘Fred’ Pittman
Frederick M. “Fred” Pittman, 90, the son of Frederick J. and Kathrine (Lehane) Pittman, was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Fort D.A. Russell, Wyoming. He was a graduate of the Kansas City High School, Class of 1938, he also graduated from Huff Business College. Fred had served his country with the U.S. Army during World War II.
On Nov. 23, 1946, Fred was united in marriage with Betty Lou Synhorst in Topeka, Kan. Fred devoted his life to his family. He was a longtime partner and operator of Newton Implement. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Knights of Columbus; Rotary Club for 40 plus years; Director at McCann Village; Elks Club; Newton VFW #1655; the Cancer Society and Director for the Farm Implements Dealers of Iowa. Fred enjoyed reading, stamp and coin collecting, community involvement, Rotary, traveling, golf, bowling and rose gardening.
Fred entered into Glory on Monday morning, April 15, 2013, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 61 years, Betty Lou, on June 3, 2007; brothers: Bill Pittman and Joe Pittman; and a sister Julia Pittman.
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