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John Fritz

March 31, 1938 — September 23, 2021

John Fritz, age 83, of Huron, OH, passed away September 23, 2021. He was born in Elyria, OH on March 31, 1938. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a USAF veteran, stationed in Germany from 1961-1963 before coming back stateside at Lockbourne Air Force Base in Columbus, OH from 1964-1965. After being discharged from the Air Force, John worked as a truck driver at Jonick Trucking in Vermilion, then worked at Ross Transportation Services, from where he eventually retired. John loved hunting and lake fishing, and would be on the lake as often as he could. He enjoyed family time and was a passionate gardener.

John is survived by his children, Lonnie L. Malson, Suzanne (Daniel) Coada, and John "Jay" Fritz; grandchildren, Monroe (Jaime) Moore, Jacob (Kaitlyn) Fritz, Joshua Fritz, and Angela (Bill) Markel; great-grandchildren, Roman and Ava Meyers, Greta L. Moore, and Jamison and Lucas Fritz; sister, Jean A. Fritz-Kovach; and numerous nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann (Summers) Fritz; parents, John and Ruth (McNutt) Fritz; brothers, Andrew and David Fritz; and sisters, Eunice Penning and Mona Gibson.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date.

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