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.
A message of condolence may be directed to the family by visiting crawfordfuneralhomes.net.