I knew Fritz Bystrom when I worked at the Early, Maslach firm for about a year. That job was uncommonly hard for a number of reasons, not the least of which was the enormous volume of work required of the firm's attorneys. Twelve and fourteen hour days were a matter of course. Fritz seemed to always be at his desk, always working and always willing to help with advice, a kind word, or most often of all - a funny story. He was scrupulously honest in the practice of his craft and an absolutely unyielding advocate on behalf of his clients. I was honored to know him and will miss him dearly. If there is any help that I can ever provide to his family, I would ask that they not hesitate to contact me.
Out of curiosity I typed in "Fritz Bystrom" into a search engine and I found myself here....and since I am here I am going to say hello....Hello Bystrom Family....I knew Fritz from way back when, Fritz and I were buddies in grade school in Minneapolis. The last time I saw Fritz was probably sometime between 1958-1961. I don't recall what grade we were in when he moved away. I liked going over to his house, Fritz's dad had built a huge fort out of plywood in the Bystom home basement and we had a great time crawling through it. I am sorry you lost Fritz. I am glad I was able to say hello.
A friend and brother Marine...Fritz captivated me every time he spoke. He touched the lives of hundreds of fellow Marines, enlightening them all with his wit and knowledge....and his leadership. Proud to have served with you my friend....S/F
We went to CSUN together and I've thought of you often over the years. I was saddened to see Fritz's obituary in the paper. Prayers and hugs to you and your family during this very difficult time.
Please accept our deepest sympathies.