David Fritz

David Fritz

Dec 28, 1933 - Jun 18, 2010
David E. "Dave" Fritz of Riverton died Friday evening, June 18, 2010, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 76.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday, June 25, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton with Pastor Richard Morgan, Jr., of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating.

Interment, with flag presentation, will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

David Ellis Fritz was born in Powell on Dec. 28, 1933, the son of Dan and Wanda (McJunkin) Fritz. He grew up in Cody where he graduated from Cody High School and attended one year at North West Community College in Powell.

He served with the U.S. Army for four years, including two years stationed in Germany. Following military service he returned to Cody, lived in Billings, Mont., for one year, returned to Cody, and moved to Riverton in 1988.

On Oct. 27, 1956, he married Charlene Plager in Billings.

Mr. Fritz was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church

He was a fencing contractor, having operated 4-D Fencing Co. in Cody and Riverton for 30 years. He also farmed on Sage Creek out of Cody for 10 years, and worked for eight years as a fencing foreman for Gilpatrick Construction of Riverton.

His family said Mr. Fritz was a fan of the Denver Broncos, was an animal lover, especially cats, and loved his grandchildren.

He is survived by his sons, David "Ed" Fritz and his wife Louise of Sheridan, Daniel Fritz and his wife Khristy of Riverton, Jerry Fritz and wife Jacque of Cody; a son-in-law, Kit Kinder of Riverton; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren; a brother, Jim Fritz and his wife Rosella of Jenks, Okla.; sister, Margaret Cunningham of Riverton; brother-in-law, Gary Plager of Las Vegas, Nev.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Charlene on June 2, 2009; a daughter, Theresa Kinder; sister, Norma, and infant brother, Jerry.

Memorials may be made to the Paws for Life Animal Shelter, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, WY 28501.

On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.