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Pete F. Fritz

On Sunday, February 24, 2019, Pete F. Fritz, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 90 in the comfort of his home.

Pete Frank Fritz was born on October 15, 1928, in Silver Springs, Maryland, to Pete and Sadie (Huff) Fritz. He graduated from high school and went on to further his education in the United States Army. He joined the Army at the age of 17 and served his country in Korea and Europe. Pete met the love of his life, Dixie Moore, while stationed in Fort Hood, Texas, and were soon married on January 13, 1951, in Del Rio, Texas. Their honeymoon continued for 59 years, until her passing on May 31, 2009. Upon his retirement at the age of 37 at Fort Bliss, Texas, he pursued a career with NASA/Gruman as an aerospace/electronics engineer. He worked on the Apollo space project and the development of ICBM missiles, which earned him a position with Western Electric which brought him to the ABM Site in Nekoma, ND.

Upon closing of the ABM Missile Site, Pete and his wife moved to Lake Whitney, Texas. There they shared their passion of building their dream home by themselves, which they did. Eventually, their love of family brought them back to North Dakota to spend their remaining years with their daughter and grandchildren.

Pete’s greatest joy was his grandchildren and spending time with them and their friends. He loved to laugh; he had an incredible wit and loved sharing his “stories” and wisdom with all of them. He was forever blessed to see his great-grandchildren. Pete and “Samm” were avid collectors of Native American Indian Artifacts and members of the El Paso Archeological Society for over 20 years. He also belonged to the Elks Club and the Eagles Aerie 3454.

Surviving Pete are his son, Gordon, of Bolivia; his daughter, Connie (Jerry) Bowles, of Langdon, ND; grandchildren: Bear (Laura) Bowles of Fargo, ND and Brittany (Sean) Feil of Langdon, ND; great-grandchildren: Paisley, Cash, & Presley Feil and Rhett Fritz Bowles. He was preceded in death by his parents and loving wife Dixie “Samm” Fritz.

A memorial service for Pete will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019, at the Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon, ND. Burial with full military honors will be held at 4:00 p.m. on May 26, 2019, at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon.

Burial with full military honors will be held on May 26, 2019, in Langdon.

Memorial Service

Friday, March 08, 2019
7:00 PM

LANGDON, North Dakota 58249

Burial with full military honors will be held on May 26, 2019, in Langdon.

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Vaya con dios Pete. I have fond memories of all the time spent with you guys and Connie and Lorenzo G. bombing around the desert in W. Texas. Even though our paths haven't crossed for a long time you all have a special place in my heart.

marty rose Mar 18 2019 12:00 AM

I loved spending time with Pete and Samm. They were so gracious to us when we visited their home in El Paso and took us to Juarez for dinner and shopping. They were soulmates and are together again. So enjoyed visiting Pete these last years. His mind and wit were so sharp to the very end. Hugs to you all as you process your loss and learn to live without him there by your side. Love to you all, Erma

Erma Lone Feb 28 2019 12:00 AM

Connie and family, I am so very sorry for your loss of Pete. He was such a kind man and loved his wife and family. He would do anything for all of you. He is with his beautiful wife now that he missed so much. Take comfort in knowing that they are together having a drink at 5:00, beautiful memories.

Sherry Buchweitz Feb 27 2019 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father, Connie; and your grandpa, Bear and Brittany; thoughts and prayers to you all! -Amanda and Reese Taylor -Sharon and Craig Evans

Amanda Taylor Feb 26 2019 12:00 AM