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  • Obituary: Walton E. Fritz, 92

  • Walton E. Fritz, 92, of Hamburg died Jan. 13, 2013 at the Ambassador in Sidney. He was born on April 15, 1920 in McGregor to Archie and Esther (Allen) Fritz. He was baptized on April 17, 1920 in the family home. He graduated from McGregor High School in 1937.
    Walton joined the Army on Feb. 14, 1942 and served his country during WWII. He served in the Army Air Corps and was honorably discharged on Nov. 24, 1945.
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  • Walton E. Fritz, 92, of Hamburg died Jan. 13, 2013 at the Ambassador in Sidney. He was born on April 15, 1920 in McGregor to Archie and Esther (Allen) Fritz.  He was baptized on April 17, 1920 in the family home. He graduated from McGregor High School in 1937.
    Walton joined the Army on Feb. 14, 1942 and served his country during WWII. He served in the Army Air Corps and was honorably discharged on Nov. 24, 1945.
    He married Donna R. Simpson on Feb. 3, 1979 in Las Vegas.
    He worked as a foreman for Peter Kiewit Construction Co. for many years, in addition to working for Ed Miller & Sons, Hawkins Construction Co. and McArdle Construction. He was a member of the Hamburg American Legion, the Teamsters Union and the International Union of Operating Engineers.
    He is survived by wife Donna Fritz of Hamburg; children Debra Heard and husband Bill of Evansville, Ind., Denise Dirks and husband Rick of Burrton, Kan., and David Hendrickson and wife Margee of Carter Lake; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law: Lillian Fritz of McGregor, Rosemary Spiegel and husband Howard of Hamburg, Betty Compton of Gallatin, Mo., Bud Simpson and wife Jean of Wakefield, Tator Simpson of Riverton, Ruth Ward and husband Dub of Riverton, Mack Simpson and wife Bonnie of Lincoln, Neb. Bill Simpson and wife Gina of Waldorf, Md., Judy Winkler of Mesa, Ariz., and Kathy Stutheit of Nebraska City; many nieces and nephews; other family and friends.
    He was preceded by siblings Donald Fritz, Edna Webb and twin brother Walter Fritz.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at United Trinity Church in Hamburg with Rev. Dan Voigt officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in rural Hamburg with complete military services conducted by the Hamburg American Legion Post.
    The family will greet friends from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg.
    Memorials may be given to the Hamburg United Trinity Church or Hamburg Rescue.
    Rash-Gude Funeral Home, Hamburg, is in charge of the arrangements.

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