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Lyle Fritz

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Lyle Fritz

Funeral services for Lyle Walter Fritz, 90, Bath, SD, will be 10:00am, Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 South Main Street, with Loren Siefken officiating. Burial at Bath Memorial Cemetery. Lyle died Wednesday, October 18, at Groton Care and Rehabilitation Center. Visitation: 1:00-7:00pm, Friday, with family present 5:00-7:00pm at the fellowship hall directly east of Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, Aberdeen. Lyle was born on October 7, 1927 in Bath SD on the family farm, to William and Mae (Plummer) Fritz. He was the third of four children. Lyle attended Bath Public Grade School and graduated from Bath High School in 1945. He met the love of his life Mildred Stahl in high School. They were married on July 20, 1949 at Bath Methodist Church. They were blessed with 5 children, 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Lyle then began farming with his dad and continued farming until 1987. Lyle then began working for the US Post Office as the Bath rural route mail carrier. He delivered mail to his friends and neighbors until he retired in 1995. Lyle's favorite part of farming was raising livestock. He began with Chester White pigs, which he showed and won many competitions at county, state and regional fairs. He also competed in the Chicago National Livestock Fair. In his later years of farming he moved to raising purebred Black Angus Cattle. He sold many bulls and heifers to cow-calf producers around the state of South Dakota. Lyle loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them. During the 1960's he spent many great summer weekends at the family cabin on Roy Lake. As the family grew with grandchildren he loved the holidays when all of them would come home to the farm to celebrate, filling the house with love and noise. Lyle had a very generous heart and was willing to help anyone in need. He loved to visit and could strike up a conversation with anyone he met. Lyle had a very gentle soul and would not hurt anyone or anything. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Lyle will be missed by all. May God Bless. Grateful for having shared Lyle's life are his wife, Mildred Fritz, Bath, children, Terry (Carol) Fritz, Connie Larson (Carl Abbott), Susan (Dale) Locken, Doug (Cindi) Fritz and Linda (Bill) Schlosser, grandchildren, Scott (Jami), Laura (Nathan), Jonathan, Jennifer (Mike), Sarah (Jon Paul), Becky (Dan), Nathan (Beth), Michael (Nicole), Bradley (Bailey), Shannon (Marty), Jason (Nicole), Jessica (Curt) and Bryce (Colleen), two step grandchildren, Dar (Pat) and Penny (Tim) twenty-eight great grandchildren, seven step great-grandchildren. Preceding Lyle in death are his parents, William and Mae Fritz, siblings, Marge McKiver, Marland Fritz and Georgia Ann Fritz.
Published in The Argus Leader on Oct. 20, 2017
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