|Birth: ||Jan. 26, 1913|
|Death: ||Aug. 9, 2009|
He married Della Lee 24 Dec 1934 in Kansas City, Mo.
Fritz, along with his brother in law, Ralph Lee formed Lee and Rogers Construction Co. and built new homes in Webb City and Joplin, and also managed various rental properties. For almost 20 years they operated Lee and Rogers Damaged Freight on Main Street in Webb City. Fritz was a longtime member of the Webb City Presbyterian Church and in later years was a member of Central United Methodist Church. He was an Army veteran, serving in the 2nd Cavalry at Fort Riley, Kan. He was past president of the Webb City Lions Club, also serving as a Lt. Governor for the District and having 25 years of perfect attendance. Fritz was a founding member of the Webb City Housing Authority and oversaw the development of the Meadow Crest addition. For 30 years he was involved in the Webb City Football Program, serving first on the Chain Gang and later running the game clock. He was awarded a plaque from the Webb City High School Administration, Coaching Staff and W-Club. Fritz was instrumental in starting the Mining Days Celebration in Webb City. He worked with Jack Dawson in the construction of the bases for the Kneeling Miner, and Praying Hands in King Jack Park. His greatest love was supervising the restoration of the Old Street Car No. 60, including building the barn, laying the track and constructing the Southwest Mo. Electric Railway Memorial in King Jack Park. He especially loved being conductor and taking children on rides. Following his retirement he and his wife were active with the Good Sams RV Club in Joplin and Webb City, serving as past president. They traveled extensively around the country looking for rare parts for the restoration of the Street Car. In 2003, the Webb City Chamber of Commerce awarded Fritz with the Webb City Champion Booster Award for his service to the community.
Survivors include daughters Donna Richardson & Ginger Pearish, five grandchildren & seven great grandchildren.
Della Lee Rogers (1912 - 2002)*
Mount Hope Cemetery
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Record added: Aug 11, 2009
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