Dennis Richard Fritz, 63, of Washta, Iowa, died on Tuesday, 31 July 2007 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Memorial services were held on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Holstein, With Pastor Curtis Benson officiating. Burial was at the Holstein Cemetery. Visitation was held preceding the funeral from noon to 2 p.m. at the church. Barker Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.
Dennis was born on May 10, 1944 near Holstein, to Carl and Arva (Weiss) Fritz. He attended grade school and high school at Holstein. Over the years he lived in several places including Sioux City, Huron S.D., and Wolsey, S.D., before moving back near his hometown of Holstein in 1993.
He was employed for Gomaco from 1993 until he retired in Dec. 2006.
Dennis enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing and hunting. He was a collector of steins and toy tractors.
In recent years, Dennis enjoyed being Grandpa to his five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl & Arva Fritz; his brother, Don Fritz; and his infant sister, Connie Jo.
He is survived by his daughter, Kim (Tom) Jacobson of Volga, S. D.; three sons, Matt (Cheri) Fritz of Vilonia, Ark., Brian (Rachel Skarman) Fritz of Brookings, S.D., Greg (Bev) Fritz of Rapid City, S.D.; and five grandchildren, Madeline, Natalie, and Ella Jacobson; Ethan Fritz; and Colton Fritz.