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Donald S. Fritz

October 24, 1930 — August 14, 2021

Donald S. Fritz, 90, passed away surrounded by the love of his family in his home at 1:06 p.m. on Saturday, August 14, 2021.

Born in his family home in South Bend, Indiana on October 24, 1930, Donald was the son of William Charles and Mary Etta (Gilvin) Fritz. He attended LaPaz schools.

Donald would marry MaryLou Smith on August 7, and the couple would make their home in Plymouth. He began his landscaping career with Davy Tree, with some of his big jobs being Arlington National Cemetery and the Sea Worlds. After a few years he would branch off on his own and with MaryLou, they started F & K Enterprises.

He served as an engineer in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and would be Honorably Discharged in 1954.

Donald loved photography and was a very family-oriented man. All free time was spent with them. He attended North Salem Church of God.

He is survived by his stepsons: Lonnie (Sandy) Stutler of Indianapolis, IN, Shane Stutler of Orange County, TX and Bryan (Vikki) Stutler of Plymouth; his loving sister, Bonnie (Tom) Kovatch-Swett; 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Donald was preceded in death by Mary Lou in 2015; his parents; sisters, Norma Kizer and Wanda Rice; brothers: Fawn, Dallis, Glen, and Chester; granddaughters, Amber Stutler and Brenda Stutler.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 23, 2021, from 11-1 p.m. at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. A memorial service follows at 1 p.m. with Chaplain Tom Lee officiating.

Burial will be with his wife, in the New Oak Hill Cemetery with Military Honors.

Memorial contributions can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.
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