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Robert "Bob" J. Fritz

August 27, 1944 ~ May 7, 2019 (age 74)

Robert "Bob" J. Fritz, 74, of Churubusco, passed away on May 7, 2019, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

Born in Fort Wayne, on August 27, 1944, to Robert and Violet (Hatfield) Fritz. He spent his formative years in Allen County, graduating from Arcola High School in 1962.

Bob was married to Alma Auld at St. John's Lutheran Church, Lake Township, on October 26, 1963.

In addition to working on the family farm, Bob also worked and retired from United Tech.

He loved and cherished spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid Detroit Tigers baseball fan. He enjoyed tractors, cows and had a sweet tooth. He was a member of the UAW and the Arcola Lions Club.

Bob is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alma Fritz; two daughters, Rhonda (Richard) Rodenbaugh and Sheryl Noles; his brother, Wayne (Beverly) Fritz; two grandchildren, Amber Noles and Chase Noles.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Mary Lawson and Anna Fritz.

Services will take place at St. John's Lutheran, Lake Township on May 11, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., with calling one hour prior to the service.

Family will also receive friends on Friday, May 10, 2019, from 2:00 p.m., to 4:00p.m., and 6:00 p.m., to 8:00 p.m., at the church.

Burial taking place at Eel River Cemetery, Churubusco.

In Lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Matthew 25 in Fort Wayne.

Online note to the family at

Donations may be made to:

Matthew 25
413 East Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne IN 46802

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