Frederick H. "Fritz" Weiss
Frederick H. "Fritz" Weiss, 84, passed away peacefully on Wed-nesday, May 30, 2007, at Cedar Lake Health Care Center of West Bend.
He was born on Oct. 10, 1922, to the late Ken-neth and Geraldine (nee Baer) Weiss in West Bend.
Fritz was raised in West Bend where he graduated from West Bend High School in 1940.
After high school, he left for the United States Army, serving in the South Pacific.
He and Marian Kohl were united in marriage on Nov. 13, 1943.
Upon his return from the military, Fritz attended Layton School of Art. After a short stay with the West Bend Aluminum Co., he joined the staff of the West Bend Pilot. He also had a part time sign painting business.
Fritz retired from the West Bend Daily News as an advertising manager in 1984, after 33 years.
He Fritz was a member of the West Bend Businessmenís As-sociation, Ozaukee Badger Boat Club, West Bend Chapter of SPEBSQSA, Bender Blenders Quartet, and Wisconsin News-paper Advertising Executives Association.
He was also a founding father of the West Bend Christmas Parade and was the Grand Marshall in 1999.
Fritz was a former member of the Fred A. Schaefer VFW Post.
His favorite pastimes included boating, fishing, golfing, singing barber shop music and hosting parties.
Survivors include his loving children, Michael H. (Bea) of New Fane, David A. (Patty) of Hu-bertus, Mary Jo (Larry) Carlton of West Bend and Kathy (John) Brisky of Cedarburg; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Doro-thy Gorman; and a sister-in-law, Edith Weiss.
He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Aug. 18, 2000; a son, Robert in 1981; a brother, Robert; and a brother-in-law, Jack Gor-man.
A funeral service in memory of Fritz will be held on Sunday, June 3, at 3: p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend.
Visitation with family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 until 2:45 p.m.
Private burial will take place in Holy Angels Cemetery, West Bend.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to The Wisconsin Parkinson's Associa-tion, The Veterans Administra-tion or The American Heart Association.