The Edmond Sun


July 19, 2013

Nolan A. Fritz

EDMOND —     Nolan A. Fritz, 82, was born to the late Harold and Dora Fritz on September 25, 1930 in Freistatt, Mo.  He passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013.

    Nolan graduated from Monett High School in Monett, Mo. where he met his loving wife of 50 years, the late Donna Duncan. They were married on July 15, 1951 in Biloxi, Miss.

    Nolan honorably served in the United States Air Force before going to work for American National Insurance Company, where he had an impressive career of more than 50 years being recognized for numerous awards and distinctions. Nolan enjoyed being a member of the Sertoma Club of Tulsa, Okla. for many years and he was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church, most recently an active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmond, Okla.

    Nolan took pleasure in playing golf, baseball games, fishing, working in the yard, playing cards with friends, his Tuesday morning men’s Bible study, casino trips with his daughter and son-in-law, traveling, and spending time with friends and family; especially his grandchildren.

    Nolan is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Dora and his brother Orbin.  His beloved wife and mother of his children, Donna Duncan and his wife of four years, the late Lela Heseman. 

    He is survived by two brothers; Evert (Julia) of Monett, Mo. and Delmer (Sue) of Hutchison, Kan;  his two children Teresa Fritz (John Combs) of Edmond and Michael Fritz of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren: Tricia Ruud (Brian), Kathryn Jones (Braden), Sara and Ryan Fritz, and Grant and Emily Sewell; two step-grandchildren: Sarah Combs (Lauren) and Wes Combs; special friends Bruce Sewell and Katherine Vance of Wagoner, Okla. and Yvonne Butterfield of Edmond.

    Nolan was a good Christian man full of personality. His wit and generosity of spirit were something to be admired.  Always the gentleman, he made our lives a better place and he will be deeply missed.

    Funeral services to celebrate Nolan’s life will be 10 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmond.  Interment will be 4:30 p.m., Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Monett, Mo.

    In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to the Agape Fund at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmond. 

    Services are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Edmond.

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