A memorial service was held March 8, 2019, at the Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon for Pete F. Fritz, 90, of Langdon who passed away February 24, 2019, in the comfort of his home. Burial with full military honors will be held on May 26, 2019, at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon.
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. He 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. Upon closing of the ABM Missile Site, they 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. His 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. He 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.
Survivors are his son, Gordon, of Bolivia; his daughter, Connie (Jerry) Bowles, of Langdon; grandchildren: Bear (Laura) Bowles of Fargo and Brittany (Sean) Feil of Langdon; great-grandchildren: Paisley, Cash, and Presley Feil and Rhett Fritz Bowles.
He was preceded in death by his parents and loving wife Dixie “Samm” Fritz.
Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.brooksfuneralhomelangdon.com.