Finley Marcellus Fritz

On Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Finley Marcellus Fritz, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Memorial Services for Finley, of Baldwin City will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Inurnment will be at McCutchenville, OH.

Finley was born October 9, 1923 in East Canton, OH the son of Lewis Gotleib and Anna Jane (Fry) Fritz and spent the better part of his 90 years serving others, whether it be in the service of his country, to his wife and children, for his church and community, and most important, his God. Wherever Finley found himself, he always strove to leave the people he came into contact with and the situations he was in better than he found them. He was terrific!

He served his country in the U.S. Air Force as a 1st Lt. in the Army-Air Force Signal Corp during WW II.

He attended the University of Tennessee for a short time and then went on to attend Whittier College where he received his BA in Physics and from there went on to earn his MBA from CSU-Northridge in Southern California.

He married Anne Carter Monson on August 31, 1951 in Whittier, CA. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Debra “Debby” (Roger) Johnson, Baldwin City, Cherie A. (David) Anttila; four sons, Randolph B. (Susan) Fritz, Jonathon L. Fritz, Jeffrey C. (Judy) Fritz, Lance M. (Julie) Fritz; fourteen grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials in his name to Wounded Warrior Project, Turning Point Ministry, or Insight for Living and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

3 Condolences

  1. Kathy and laine Wright on March 8, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Debby and Roger,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Laine, Kathy, Lucas and Kalen

  2. Shelley Dohle on March 8, 2014 at 10:20 am

    My deepest sympathies are with you all. My mom Rose has taken care of Finley for sometime and I know she became quite attached to Finley and Anne. My mom thought of Finley ( and Anne and Debbie) as her own family. May god wrap his arms around you all and give u STRENGHT to get thru the loss of your beloved Finley.

  3. Evelyn Hays on March 8, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Oh my goodness. My heart is hurting and my eyes are crying as I write this. My deepest condolences to a family that is filled with love for this outstanding human being.

    From the first time I met him, I felt a connection, and not just that his son (Randy) was married to my sister Susan.

    What can I say about a man that was everything to everyone? He was strong, considerate, loving, caring, supportive and a lot of absolutely other stunning words. He, along with Anne, raised some of the most amazing children that I have ever met.

    Love to you all,

    Evelyn Hays

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