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Hardy Fritz Jr.
Hardy Fritz Jr.


Hardy Fritz Jr.

Jun 07, 1930 - Jul 20, 2017

Hardy A. Fritz, 87, of Great Falls, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Hardy was born on June 7, 1930 in Crosby, ND to Hardy Sr. and Myra Fritz. Hardy married Betty Brundage of Anaconda and she later passed away. He worked for Great Northern Railroad and BNSF Railroad and also operated the King’s Hill Grocery.

He was a caller and teacher of square dancing at the M-Squares Dance Club and a member of the Elks Club. Hardy enjoyed model trains, RC Cars and Planes, ATV’s, snowmobiling, and woodworking. He was also an antique tractor owner and showman.

Hardy is survived by his daughters, Nancy (Bill) Wilson of Billings and Lynn Bailey of Havre; special daughter-in-law, Janet Fritz-Delisle of Great Falls; sons Bob Fritz and Rick (Lenny) Fritz, both of Great Falls and Allen Fritz of Wichita, KS; eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Betty.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to his friends at Eagles Manor and to Dr. Soldyshev of Great Falls and Dr. Wagman of Havre for taking such great care of our dad.

His humor, wit and skills will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Public Guest Book

Jul 25th
Janet Fritz-Delisle
I'm not sure his passing has totally sunk in my brain. Not sure I want it to. Thankfully I have so many wonderful memories to remind me of what an amazing man he was! Oh the things he taught me, and how he could make me laugh (and cry). I am so grateful that he always considered me family, and I will always cherish the very special bond we shared. I will love you always and forever, Hardy. Say Hi to BETTY for me. ❤️❤️❤️
Jul 25th
Jeff Pallister Jr.
Rick and Ryan sorry for your loss. I didn't know Hardy but if he was anything like you two he was a great person.
Jul 25th
Allen Fritz
I don't think there's a person that ever met my Dad that did not like him. He was a great man.
Jul 26th
Jim O'Fallon
Rick, sorry to read of the passing of your father. My condolences to you and your family.


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