Donna Ruth (Staup) Fritz(1926 - 2018)

BLISSFIELD - Donna Ruth Fritz, age 91, of Blissfield passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, at Hospice Home of Lenawee surrounded by her family.

Donna was born on Oct. 19, 1926, to Harley and Mildred (Mason) Staup.

On April 22, 1950, Donna married Dean Fritz and they shared 57 wonderful years together before his passing in 2007. Donna worked for Blissfield Elementary School as a cook for more than 20 years as well as many local retail stores. She was an active member in the Element Church of Blissfield.

Donna's love for her family was evident in everything she did and all the time she spent attending the children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren's activities.

She enjoyed all kinds of music, was an avid gardener and had many fond memories of going up north to the family cabin.

Donna is survived by her children, David (Sally) Fritz, Donald (Candace) Fritz and Diane Fritz; four grandchildren, Melanie (Steve) Brindamour, Bradley (Megan) Fritz, Danika (Ben) Loe and Deatra (Nick) Nieman; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean; daughter, Dawn Fritz; and siblings, James, Joyce, Dean, Marian, Ardis, Gail and Ray.

Funeral services for Donna will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel, Blissfield, with the Rev. William Van Valkenburg officiating.

Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery.

Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at the funeral home, and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Contributions in memory of Donna may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Online condolences and memories may be shared at

Funeral Home

Wagley Funeral Home-Tagsold Chapel
301 S Lane St Blissfield, MI 49228
(517) 486-2133
Published in The Daily Telegram on Sept. 1, 2018