Alfred H. "Fritz" Heller, age 70, a Two Rivers resident, passed away in his sleep Monday morning, May 21, 2012, at the Hamilton Care Center.
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Fritz was born August 25, 1941 in Bonduel, son of the late Alfred C. and Hildegard (Boettcher) Heller. He was a graduate of Bonduel High School with the class of 1959. On April 11, 1964, Fritz married the former Carol Zaddack at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. He was a lifetime employee of Manitowoc Engineering working for 38 years retiring in 2000 as a supervisor. Fritz was a charter member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, where he held numerous offices. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, darts, and playing cards.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years: Carol Heller, Two Rivers; two sons and one daughter-in-law: Todd Heller, Poynette; Steve and Jill Heller, Oconomowoc; five grandchildren: Jackson, Julia, Nickolas, Gretchen, and Daniel; two brothers and one sister-in-law: Frank Heller, Donald (Nancy) Heller; one sister: Darlene Heller; mother-in-law: Pearl Zaddack; six sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law: JoAnn Aker, Mary Marks, Karen (Gary) Michalek, Nancy (Mike) Dionne, Tom Zaddack, Peggy (Kirk) Guthrie, and Phyllis Zaddack.
Fritz was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Heller; and one brother-in-law, Roger Zaddack.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the service will be Rev. William Kilps. Burial will be at Forest View Cemetery, Two Rivers.
The family will greet relatives and friends at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, on Thursday, May 24, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.kleinandstangel.com.
The Klein & Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Hamilton Care Center for the compassionate care give to Fritz.
Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on May 22, 2012