Charles Edward Fritz

Resided in Escanaba, Michigan
Died August 20th, 2019

Charles “Charlie” Fritz, 82, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday evening August 20, 2019 at the Oscar Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Charles had a long battle with cancer before it took him.

Charles was born in Ames, Iowa on June 8, 1937, son of Martin and Annabel (Shaffer) Fritz.

He enlisted in the Air Force in 1958 serving until his honorable discharge in 1962. He was a veteran of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

On October 28, 1961 Charles married Mildred “Mitzie” McQuisten of Munising while stationed at K.I. Sawyer AFB.

Charles worked various jobs in Iowa, Downing Box Co., and UPS in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City before moving back to Michigan. He worked 12 years doing insurance inspections across the Upper Peninsula. He went to work for Michigan Works as computer Tech and various other jobs before becoming Ford River Township as Township Assessor for 16 years when he retired.

Charles is survived by his son Steve of Escanaba; siblings Gary Fritz of Trinidad TX, Lavern Fritz of Denver CO,  Marilyn Tordoff of Marshalltown, IA;  and nieces and nephews in Michigan, Arkansas, Colorado and Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mildred and brother, Larry Fritz.

Graveside services with military rites will be held on Monday, September 2, 2019 at 1 p.m. in Maple Grove Cemetery in Munising.

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7 Tributes to “Charles Edward Fritz”

  1. Charles,, I pray the Angels guided you too your eternal resting place. I enjoyed talking with you during your short stay at the VA Hospital. I also enjoyed our friendship we had along with your Son Steve. “Fly High Airman”

  2. I’m very sad to hear of Charlie’s passing. It was always a pleasure to work with Charlie as he was apolitical in an overly political organization. A very nice and knowledgable guy, a hard worker and a patriot. My condolances to Charlie’s family.

  3. Charlie was a great man and was wonderful as a boss. He will be sadly missed. Glad he and Mitzie will be together again!

  4. Uncle Charles, Love you forever & always. Hug Grandma, Grandpa, & Butch for me 💕. Love, Johnnie

  5. Steve so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Charles was a great man and loved his family. If you need anything let all of us know.

  6. Charles was a nice guy to be around and he will be missed by all that knew him.

  7. Steve,
    I remember your dad from many years ago, when you worked at McDonald’s with me and he used to stop by often. He was a good man. Thinking of you at this time.

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