May 4, 1930 - January 14, 2017
Harold Leroy “Marblehead” Fritz, 86, of Rossville, IL, passed away at 5:39 P.M. Saturday January 14, 2017 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL. He was born May 4, 1930 in rural Farmersburg, IN, the son of Clarence M. Fritz and Gladys (Fassett) Fritz-Johnson. Following his father’s death, Harold was raised by his step-father, Byrl Johnson. Harold married Juanita L. Hughes on March 31, 1956 in Ringgold, GA. She survives in Rossville. He is survived by two daughters, Venita (Steve) Miller of Rossville, IL and Leslie Fritz of Colorado Springs, CO; one son, Byrl (Annette) Fritz of Rossville, IL; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Philip) Benjamin, Gary (Bridget) Conn, Adam (Elaina) Fritz, Tyler Fritz, Quinton (Leah) Fritz and Alayna, Matthew, Faith and Christian Johnson; great-grandchildren, Maranda and Wyatt Witty, Chase and Connor Benjamin, Carson, Nolan, Landen and Makinley Fritz, Landan Johnson, Luka Rowell and Max and Jacob Conn. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother; father; step-father; one son, Harold Leroy Fritz, Jr.; one sister, Hattie May (Harold) Wyman; two brothers, Clarence (Pat) Fritz and Charles Fritz; and one niece, Debbie Fritz. Harold was the owner of H & J Marble in Rossville for many years. He served in the United States Navy from March 30, 1948 – May 12, 1952. He enjoyed traveling, camping and fishing. Harold also enjoyed telling stories and visiting with friends and family. Per his request, cremation rites will be accorded. A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Wednesday January 18, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Larry Baughn officiating. No burial will be held. Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Harold Leroy “Marblehead” Fritz, 86, of Rossville, IL, passed away at 5:39 P.M. Saturday January 14, 2017 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL. He was born May 4, 1930 in rural Farmersburg, IN, the son of Clarence M. Fritz... View Obituary & Service Information
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