Don Fritz

Don Fritz

Don Fritz, 82 years of age, Winnfield, LA died on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Rapids Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, LA. He was born February 25, 1938 in Adams, Nebraska to the late Homer and Nora Fritz. His career encompassed serving 20 years in the Air Force, working in a VA Hospital, being Director in the National Cemetery System, and finishing up with working in Funeral Homes as an attendant. He was serious about serving others.

Midwestern values were instilled in him at a young age and they carried him through his entire life. He was hard-working, dependable, reliable, and supportive to those who needed him. Always.

Don was a life-long Cornhusker fan watching the games whenever he could.

He was an amazing story-teller – entertaining others in detail about events from throughout his life experiences.

Don was a numismatist – acquiring his love of coin collecting from his mother Nora, while he inherited the twinkle in his eye from his father Homer. He will be missed.

Those left behind will continue to strive to live as he lived – Respecting others and doing our best to do what is right.

Don leaves behind his wife Marie of 62 years (minus 1 day), his 5 children Donald Fritz with wife Luigi (AZ); Dana Swanson with husband Warren (NE); Barbara Poole with husband Glen (LA); Michael Fritz with wife Kristin (LA); and Karen Fritz (LA). He had 10 grandchildren Leah, Caleb, Bethany, Adam, Matthew, Chrissy, Christian, Lauren, Allie, and Abbie. There were also 4 great-grandchildren Chloe, Riley, Charlie, and Chloe – with more on the way.

He is also survived by his only sibling Katherine Rhea and her husband Bill of Arlington, NE along with nephews – Billy, J.P. and David, and niece Lora – and their respective families.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. JDRF and St. Jude were 2 causes close to his heart for those wanting to give in his memory.

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