Don Rossiter Fritch

Durango, Colorado

1933 - 2018


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June 24, 1933 - July 6, 2018Don Fritch, age 85, died on July 6, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Experiencing a long fun life of service and adventure, he passed following a short illness, while traveling to a family gathering. Currently living in Longmont, CO, he was a...

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To my dear friend Engineer 5 Don, my you Rest in Peace. Thank you for everything you've done and taught me in our time with the fire department. I will never forget... Durango...Engine 5 responding to county road 240. Your friend Lieutenant 3

Don and I served on the Purgatory Ski Patrol the first two years the area was open. Great person - sad Day - Tor Brunvand

Don and Kathy were the best people, I am so proud to have known them. I could always count on a Snoopy Valentine's Day card being in my mailbox every year, and phone calls to give updates as to what fun he was having and "culture" he was getting. Everyone loved Bud 5, truly one of my favorite people.

Hi Robin, I was sad to learn of your father's passing. What an interesting life he led! I send hugs to you and Stephan and wishes that your grief is gentle and the memories of good times shared will fill your heart and give much laughter and comfort in the years to follow. Peace old friend, from Cindy Conway.

I was a young firefighter learning the ropes at the Moran Fire Department, part of the Jackson/Teton County Fire Department. Don came from Wilson to do a first aid training. He told a story about how he came across a crowd at an airport standing around a man who had collapsed and was lying on the floor. People were saying somebody do something , and Don did. He rolled the guy into the rescue position and he resumed breathing. That was all it took.
Don talked about the difference we...

Major Fritch I will miss you. Remembering years ags your first sergeant, good and bad days. HooAhh.