June 16, 1950 - October 06, 2022
Bernard Fritz, 72 of Glenwood, IA, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2022 at CHI Health Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood. Visitation at the funeral home will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials are directed to the family
Bernard Lee Fritz, 72 of Glenwood, IA, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at CHI Health Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA.
Bernard was born on June 16, 1950 in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Clarence Ernest and Arlene Jean (Petersen) Fritz. He grew up in Omaha where he attended school. Bernard served in the United States Marines during Vietnam, attaining the rank of Lance Corporal. Among the awards he received were the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/device, Vietnam Service Medal with one star, and the RVN Cross of Gallantry w/palm & frame. Bernard worked as a forklift operator for the Pepsi Cola Company until his retirement.
Bernard and Amelia Glup were united in marriage on February 14, 1973. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Heather, Matthew and Clayton.
Bernard was a member of the Pacific Junction Fire Department and the Tabor Rommel-Conklin VFW Post 7064. Any free time Bernard had was spent with his loving wife, 3 children, and 8 grandchildren. During the fall and winter months Bernard could be found in a field with his boys and grandsons hunting for pheasants or the occasional deer. Spring and summer months were spent fishing in a lake or camping. Bernard also made it a priority to attend any events that involved his grandchildren.
Bernard was preceded in death by his father Clarence Fritz; siblings, Ronald Fritz, Bonnie Kock, and Todd Fritz; brother-in-law Larry Zyla; and one niece and two nephews.
Bernard is survived by his wife of 49 years, Amelia Fritz of Glenwood; his mother Arlene Fritz of Bellevue, NE; daughter, Heather Rockwell and husband Tony of Glenwood; sons, Matthew Fritz and wife Cori of Pacific Junction, and Clayton Fritz and wife Tesha of Glenwood; grandchildren, Hannah Peterson, Noah Fritz and wife Aubrey, Konner Peterson, Bailey Fritz, Andrew Fritz, Maverick Fritz, and Lilly Fritz; sisters, Georgia Fritz of Bellevue, NE, Gail Zyla of Corpus Christi, TX, Christine Strange of San Angelo, TX, Teresa Buskevicius of La Vista, NE, and Sharri Fritz of Bellevue; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and a host of friends.