Robert J. Fritz

Robert J. Fritz of Waukesha died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Seasons Hospice, surrounded by his family at the age of 84.

Robert proudly served in the U.S. Army and was a longtime, active and devoted member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Robert will be dearly missed by his wife, Carol Jean, whom he married Nov. 15, 1995; his children, Nancy (Steve) Nemeth of Waukesha, Judy (Mark) Schuelein of Tempe, Ariz., Janice Fritz of Dallas, Texas, Karen (Tony) Zimborski of Waukesha and David (Jessica) Fritz of Milwaukee; his grandchildren, Michael, Daniel, Paul, Andrea (Chris), Rachel (Andy), Emily, Sarah, Anna, Chad, Derek, Cal, Jacob, Rebecca and Tyler; his brothers, Dayton of California, Wayne (Darlene) of Waukesha and Norman (Lola) of Racine; his sister, Dolores Fritz of Illinois; his brother-in-law, David Pfeiffle of Brookfield; sister-in-law, Myrna Fritz of Texas; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean, in 1993; his brothers, Arthur and Gerald; and his sister, Donna Pfeiffle.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Friday, Jan. 7, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 Whiterock Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Larry Gates and the Rev. Scott Oelhafen will co-celebrate. Private burial will be at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (see address above) or Wisconsin Lutheran High School, 330 Glenview Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53214.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com or call 542-6609.