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Milton "Tug" Fritz

September 10, 1934 November 1, 2015
Milton "Tug" Fritz
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Obituary for Milton "Tug" Fritz

MILTON 'TUG' WILLIAM FRITZ…

was born on September 10, 1934 to Raphael and Dorothy “Ann” (Honermann) Fritz in Adrian, Minnesota. He was raised on a farm north of Adrian and attended country school for two years and then St. Adrian Grade School and High School. After his graduation from high school in 1952, he began working at the Adrian Coop Elevator until 1956 when Uncle Sam came calling and he left for the United States Air Force. During basic training in San Antonio, Texas and Columbus, Ohio, he worked on a KC-97 then the KC-135 Jet Tanker used for Mid Air Refueling. Later he worked on the B-47, the B-52, and several jet fighters. While on active duty, he traveled to Puerto Rico, Africa, Spain, Canada, England and South Africa. Milton was honorably discharged in 1960 and got home in time for Christmas. On April 27, 1963, he was united in marriage to Patricia DeSchepper at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, Minnesota. Following their marriage, they lived in Jasper where he was employed at the Farmers Elevator. In 1976, he was promoted to manager at the elevator. After his retirement in 1993, he worked at the creameries in Edgerton and Woodstock part-time for a couple years. He spent his retirement at home, enjoying fixing things and spending time with his family. In 2013, he became a resident at the MN Veteran’s Home in Luverne, Minnesota where he died on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the age of 81 years, one month and 21 days.

Tug was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where he served on the cemetery board for many years. He was a volunteer firefighter for over 25 years with the Jasper Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed rebuilding bicycles for his grandkids and looking at the crops. He loved driving the motorhome to Yellowstone, Canada or other places with the family every year. He will be remembered as being well respected and hard working.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Patricia Fritz of Jasper, Minnesota; two sons, Robert (Elaine) Fritz of Baltic, South Dakota and Patrick (Rebecca) Fritz of Dell Rapids, South Dakota; six grandchildren, Robyn, Matthew, Veronica, Joshua, Micah and Noah Fritz; four brothers, Jerome, Gerald, Mark and Michael; and seven sisters, Patricia, Helen, Marjorie, Nancy, Mary, Carolyn and Marie. He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, James and John.

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Visitation

Wednesday

4

Nov

4:00 PM 11/4/2015 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/4/2015 8:00:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church - Jasper

415 2nd St. E
Jasper, MN 56144

St. Joseph Catholic Church - Jasper
415 2nd St. E Jasper 56144 MN
United States

Prayer Service

Wednesday

4

Nov

7:30 PM 11/4/2015 7:30:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church - Jasper

415 2nd St. E
Jasper, MN 56144

St. Joseph Catholic Church - Jasper
415 2nd St. E Jasper 56144 MN
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday

5

Nov

10:30 AM 11/5/2015 10:30:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church - Jasper

415 2nd St. E
Jasper, MN 56144

St. Joseph Catholic Church - Jasper
415 2nd St. E Jasper 56144 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

160 State Hwy 269 Jasper, MN, 56144

160 State Hwy 269 Jasper, MN, 56144
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