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“Gary was a very, very good man and boss. And his wife LouAnne was an awesome human. They both had such good hearts and would go out of their way...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Sherry (Apland) Westendorf - IA

“I am sorry to hear of your loss. I remember him and LuAnn and always thought they were a awesome couple. Gary, your journey has just begun, fly with...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Patti (Fritz) Bond

“So sorry to hear about Gary! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Cherish your memories and take time to grieve...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Annie Workman "Fritz"

“My thoughts of him go way back,,, lots if memories of him. Don't think He liked me taking his bacon. And the love he had for his wife. His good buddy...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Michelle / Barrett Inn

“I'm sorry about your dad, Cindy-a very nice guy. My prayers go out to you and your family. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Cassie Wiesner

“So sorry to hear about your dad,,,always got a kick out of him...he never seemed the same after Louann died,,,,so happy they are finally back...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Curt & Debbey Johnson

“A very good man. Sorry to hear about his passing. Worked for him for 7 years at Barrett Inn. May the angels carry you to heaven. I know you are...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Sherry Westendorf


Gary Raymond Fritz, 72, Barrett, died Friday, November 1, 2013, at the Galtier Health Center in St. Paul. He was met at Heaven's gates by his loving wife Louann Maureen Fritz and son Ricky D. Fritz. Gary was born on May 2, 1941, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Wilbert Edward and Irene Bertha (Lembecker) Fritz. He was baptized and confirmed as a child. On April 22, 1961, Gary was married to Louann M. (Quernemoen) Larson, and the couple made their home in Maplewood, Minnesota. To this union four children were born, Vicki L., Ricky D., Cindy L., and Gary R. "Rob" Jr. He enjoyed spending time at the lake, fishing, hunting and cooking. Gary most enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Survivors include his children Vicki (Tim) Orr of Oakdale, Cindy (Kerry) Hohnwaldt of Hoffman, and Rob (Julie) Fritz Jr. of Coon Rapids; step-children Sherri (Larry) Floan, Brian (Karen) Larsen and David Larsen, all of Alexandria, and grandchildren Jenni, Jamie, Stacy, Katie, Breanna, Ashley, Bobby, Dylan, Angie, David, Amber, Toni, Desiree and Shawn and many great-grandchildren; and seven siblings. He was preceded in death by his wife Louann and son Ricky; his parents Wilbert and Irene Fritz; siblings Gordon, Bradley, Dennis, Doug and Linda; and one grandson, Corey Larsen> Memorial Service: 4:00 pm Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, Erickson-Smith Funeral Home, Hoffman Visitation: One hour prior to the service, Erickson-Smith Funeral Home, Hoffman