Carl Henry Frietsch
Carl Henry Frietsch
  • July 14, 1958 - June 9, 2017
  • Denison, Texas

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Carl Henry Frietsch was born on July 14, 1958 to Dr. Werner and Anita Frietsch in Denison Texas.

In his youth, Carl loved his friends and enjoyed spending time at his family's farm in Cherry Mound with his sisters and parents. Carl attended St. Xavier's Catholic School before entering the Denison School System. He was an altar boy at St. Patrick Catholic Church and an organist who enjoyed playing for the nuns and patient's families at Madonna Hospital.

While at Denison High School, Carl was an accomplished student and received the Most Likely To Succeed award. After high school, Carl enrolled in Texas A & M and went on to graduate with a finance and banking degree from Southeastern University in Durant. He had a long career at American Bank of Texas and recently retired as a Senior Vice President.

Carl was involved in Denison Jaycees where he held many positions including President and won the Jaycee of the Year award. A Financial Secretary for countless years of the Knights of Columbus Council 830, he was a Fourth Degree Knight, Grand Knight and a member of the Color Corp. Carl was on the board that established the Grayson County Homeless Shelter later serving as President. Other board service included Girls Club of Denison, Grayson County Habitat for Humanity and St. Patrick Catholic Church. Carl served as a member of the Denison Planning and Zoning Commission and the Advisory Committee of the SOSU College of Business.

Carl loved research including family genealogy and was a meticulous record keeper. His colleagues and clients considered him an astute businessman who took the time to cover the details. He loved hunting, fishing, and golf with John and they both shared a passion for the occasional practical joke. Carl had a huge heart for his pets.

Carl is preceded in death by his father Dr. Werner Frietsch and an infant brother Thomas Frietsch.

He is survived by his mother Anita Frietsch, wife Sarah and son John Frietsch, sister Marsha Shock and her husband David, sister Gayle Radican, her husband James and their son Taylor of Denison.

The Rosary will be Monday, June 12th at 6:30pm at St. Patrick Catholic Church with visitation following. The Funeral service will be on Tuesday, June 13th at 10:00 am also at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Denison.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Knights of Columbus Educational Enrichment Program, ARF House, DAWG and the Grayson County Homeless Shelter.

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