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William "Bill" Fritz - 65

4/2/1954 - 10/24/2019

Clinton, IA

     William G. “Bill” Fritz, age 65 of Clinton, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Mercy One.  In following Bill’s wishes cremation have been accorded.  A gathering of family and friends will take place from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Gateway Baptist Church.  A memorial service will begin at 2:00 P.M.  The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family

 

     Bill was born in Sterling, IL on April 2, 1954, the son of Ralph and Gladys (Waller) Riesselman.  He was educated in the Clinton Schools.  Bill married Karen Bryd on November 20, 2007 in Clinton.  He was employed with the City of Clinton as the caretaker at Eagle Point Park.  Bill enjoyed old fashion, late model cars, listening to music, reading the paper and watching WWE.

 

     Bill is survived by his wife Karen; a daughter, Karrie (Brian) McKie of Clinton; 2 step-sons, Joseph and Christopher Teske both of Clinton; 2 grandchildren, Karli Aviles and Brian McKie both of Clinton; his mother, Gladys Risselman of Clinton; a sister, Patricia (Paul) Stowers of Clinton; a brother, Edward (Brenda) Fritz of Clinton and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father.  

Gathering of Friends

A gathering of family and friends will take place from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Gateway Baptist Church.

Memorial Service:

In following Bill’s wishes cremation have been accorded. A memorial service will begin at 2:00 P.M.

2 Comments

  • BOB CRAMPTON

    3 weeks, 2 days ago

    BILL AND I WERE CLASS MATES WHEN WE WERE LITTLE FELLAS AND GREW UP TO BE FRIENDS, HIS PASSING HIT ME LIKE A TON OF BRICKS AND HE WILL BE MISSED. RIP BILL.
  • Tricia MacLennan

    3 weeks ago

    Bill is my uncle. The one who grew to be this quiet, withdrawn man in more pain & discomfort than most of us can imagine. Growing up, he was always the GIANT uncle I looked up to...literally! May he Rest In Paradise because he sure wasn't here. Until we meet again...

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