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Fredrick H. Hatt

August 28, 1938 - March 28, 2019



Fredrick H. Hatt of Cadillac died Thursday morning, March 28, 2019 at his home. He was 80. He was born on August 28, 1938 in Clinton Township, Oscoda County, Michigan to Abel L. & Polly M. (Snyder) Hatt and they preceded him in death.

Mr. Hatt attended school in Merritt, Michigan and after working on a local farm he entered the United States Army and served during the Korean War. After returning home from his service to our country he began his career as a heavy equipment operator for O.A.K. Construction and retired after many years of service there. Fred enjoyed dancing, wood working and was a handy mechanic and was always ready and willing to help others out.

Survivors include his children: Cindy (John) Balk of Dorr, Michigan and Ken (Jane) Hatt of Lake City; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 6 brothers and sisters: Betty, Theresa, Delores, Jessie, Abel “Leonard” and Michael. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Julie Wheeler and 9 siblings.

Memorial services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Peterson Funeral & Cremation Services with Chaplain Walter Ross officiating and full military rites under the auspices of the Cadillac Area Honor Guard. Friends may meet the family prior to services at the funeral home. An online guestbook is available at

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  • Able Hatt jr - Mar 29th, 2019 7:11 am

    "Loved my uncle Fred. R.i.p"

  • Pastor Will Markham - Mar 29th, 2019 9:26 am

    "Fred was a strong man with an amazing sense of humor. I will miss him and the fun we had together. "

  • Wanda Thomas - Mar 29th, 2019 3:46 pm

    "So sorry to hear about Fred's passing. Always so full of fun and loved dancing down at the Traveler's. God bless you for all the joy you shared."

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