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Dillon  D. Fritz
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Dillon D. Fritz, age 95, a lifelong resident of Sturgis, MI passed away May 11, 2018 at Doctor’s Retreat Hospital in Richmond, VA.
He was born February 18, 1923 in Sturgis, MI a son to the late Clarence and Edith (Kielkoff) Fritz.
Dillon graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1942 and entered the U.S. Navy during WWII in Dec. of 1942 and served until January 1946 earning the rank of Motor Machinist’s Mate 2nd class.
On Dec. 21, 1946 in Goshen, IN he married Myrtle P. Schuster. She preceded him in death, after 61 years of marriage, on March 31, 2008.
Dillon went to trade school in Chicago for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and Owned and Operated Dillon Fritz Commercial Refrigeration Sales and Service, retiring in 1979.
He was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church, former member of the Sturgis Elks Lodge, charter member of the Wingdingers Model Aircraft Club, an Eagle Scout, and served on the St. Joseph County Parks Board.
Dillon liked to hunt and fish and after retirement he and his wife (Myrtle) bought a class A motorhome and they liked to camp and take trips all over the country.
Surviving are one daughter: Kathleen (Richard) Martin of Powhatan, VA; one granddaughter: Marisa (Steve) Cherry of Midlothian, VA; 3 great-grandchildren: Ava Kate, Jackson, and Lauren Cherry; one sister: Mary Ann Glance of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife: Myrtle.
According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, June 22, 2018 at Oak Lawn Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S Navy Honor Guard and Capt. John J. Kelley V.F.W. Post #1355.
Memorial donations in his memory may be directed to the 1st United Methodist Church or the Animal Rescue Fund, envelopes are available at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.


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Graveside

Friday

22

Jun

11:00 AM
Oak Lawn Cemetery

300 E. South Street
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

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