Raymond Fritz Obituary

Raymond A. Fritz
Raymond A. Fritz
Raymond A. Fritz

February 3, 1941 - August 22, 2005
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Mr. Raymond A. Fritz, 64, died on Monday, August 22, 2005 at home of cancer. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at First Church of the Open Bible, with intombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Des Moines.

Ray was born in Pierz, MN and lived in St. Paul before moving to Des Moines 56 years ago. Ray was in the U.S. Navy from 1958-1967 and the Iowa Air National Guard from 1973-1992. He was a Vietnam veteran. Following retirement from the military, he worked as production and shipping manager for the Institute of Theology by Extension (INSTE).

Ray was an elder and member of the First Church of the Open Bible; a member of Gideons, Des Moines West Camp; the Air Force Association, General Charles A. Horner Chapter; the American Legion, Baldwin-Patterson Post 274; and Harley Owners Group (HOG), Des Moines Chapter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Lillian (Hoff) Fritz. Ray is survived by his wife, Mrs. Neola Fritz of Des Moines; daughter, Stephany (Doug) Reeves of Runnells; son, Justin (Michelle) Fritz of Urbandale; sister, Rosemary (Gene) Doss of Ankeny; three granddaughters, Samantha Reeves, Madeline Reeves and Katelyn Fritz; two grandsons, Max Reeves and Isaac Fritz and ten nieces and nephews. He was a loving grandfather and devoted to his grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 24 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to INSTE Scholarship Fund or First Church of the Open Bible, AWANA Club.




Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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First Church of the Open Bible
2200 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Thursday, August 25, 2005
10:00 AM
Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
7601 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50321
Thursday, August 25, 2005


INSTE Scholarship Fund
4214 Fleur Drive, Suite 7
Des Moines, IA 50321