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Obituary for Jack Duane Fritz

Jack Duane Fritz, age 89 of Delton, passed away on June 8, 2019 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. Jack was born on February 9, 1930 in Kalamazoo to Lawrence and Hazel (DeSmit) Fritz. He proudly served his country in the US Army. On July 15, 1950 Jack married the love of his life, Dorothy Caley, and they were happily married for 69 years. In his spare time, he liked going to the gym and made a hobby of woodworking. Jack particularly enjoyed the outdoors and was often out hiking and backpacking, hunting, fishing, turtle trapping and spending time in his garden. He loved his dogs, Chief and Princess, and spending time with his loving family. Jack will be dearly missed by his wife, Dorothy Fritz; children, Judy (Virgil) Walters, Jack Jr. (Roxanne) Fritz, Marie (Don) Gray, Sue Fritz, Karen Pettengill; Diann (Rollie) Eckhart; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Lawrence “Bud” Fritz; sister, Beverly Meisterheim. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Tuesday, June 11 from 6 to 8 P.M at the Williams Gores Funeral Home in Delton. A funeral service for Jack will be held on Wednesday, June 12 at 11 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at the Prairieville Cemetery. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence for Jack’s family.