Obits – Ron Fritz
Ron Fritz passed away at the age of 57 on Dec. 23, 2012 at Providence Medical Center at Anchorage, Alaska.
Ron was born in Mankato, Minn., to Elmer and Ella Fritz on Aug. 24, 1955.
Ron was a 1973 graduate of Mayer and attended Trinity Lutheran School in Waconia. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia until after his retirement when he joined Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Chugiak, Alaska. He attended St. Cloud University where he met his wife Ginny. He and Ginny were married after Ron received his commission as a Second Lieutenant as a navigator in the Air Force. This was March 15, 1980.
He spent many of his 30 years in the military as a rated officer flying fighter jets, acquiring more than 2,500 hours of flight time. He was assigned to Spain, Philippines, Hawaii, North Carolina, South Korea, and Kuwait. His last assignment was at Elmendorf AFB Anchorage, Alaska.
Ron and his wife Ginny lived the last years of service at Eagle River, Alaska.
Ron loved hunting, fishing, snow machining, and four wheeling. Ron and Ginny enjoyed numerous travels throughout Alaska and the world.
Ron is survived by his wife Ginny of Eagle River; his parents Elmer and Ella Fritz of Norwood Young America; brother Gary Fritz and his wife Rebecca of Roseville, Minn.; sister Lynn Slauson of Rogers, Minn.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ron had a military funeral on Jan. 7, 2013 at Fort Richardson National Cemetery.