Fredric H. ‘Fritz’ Magadanz

Aug. 16, 1937 – March 25, 2010

Fredric H. "Fritz" Magadanz, a longtime Waukesha-area resident, of Monticello since 1995, died Thursday, March 25, 2010, at The Monroe Clinic in Monroe, at the age of 72. Fritz was born Aug. 16, 1937, the son of Harold and Kathryn Magadanz.

On Sept. 30, 1995, he married Deanna (nee Lhost) whom he enjoyed over 14 years of marriage. Fritz worked for Steinhafels in Waukesha and Madison for more than 48 years. He was a former member of Mount Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waukesha, and a member of Mount Olive Evangelical Lutheran Church in Monroe.

Fritz will be dearly missed by his wife, Deanna; children, Christopher Magadanz of Porterfield, Jeffrey Magadanz (Richard Geist) of California, John Magadanz of Oregon, Margareta (Timothy) Gray of Fort Atkinson, Jason (Naomi) Magadanz of Edgerton, William (Sheri) Stricker of Phoenix, Robert Stricker of Seattle, Joseph (Michelle) Stricker of Fredonia, Marie (Jeff) Michiel of Manitowoc and Curt Mathiesen of Manitowoc; and sister, Zona (Werner) Shallow of Waukesha. He is further survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Fritz was preceded in death by his wife, Orabelle Magadanz; parents; and sister, Donna Paddock.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service Monday, March 29, Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, with military honors to follow. The Rev. Michael Turriff will be officiating. Burial will be at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.

Memorials are appreciated to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit