Frederick Holzgrefe

Date of Death: February 18, 2012
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Frederick “Fritz” J. Holzgrefe Jr., 69, of Lafayette died Saturday , February 18, 2012, at Lower Keys Medical Center, Key West, FL. He was born May 30, 1942, in Richmond, VA, to the late Frederick and Gertrude Overman Holzgrefe. Fritz graduated from Benedictine High School, Richmond, VA and the University of Notre Dame in 1964.Continue Reading

Shelley Fricke left a message on February 29, 2012:
I am so sorry for your loss. I am Tom Biedenharn&s daughter and had the pleasure of talking to your Dad a few times over the past few years since he was a friend of my Dad&s. He was quite the character and my Dad loved him..and misses him terribly!

Your Dad also was so thoughtful and sent my husband and I a large pack of diapers when my two children were born---who are now almost 5 and 2.

I just wanted to express my sympathies to you on your loss!

Shelley Biedenharn Fricke
roger and melanie swift left a message on February 25, 2012:
Sorry to hear the news about Fritz. He was a true friend and I will always have great
memories of the good times we had together. You are all in our hearts and prayers.
Beverly Burghart Blake left a message on February 25, 2012:
Such a shock to hear Fritz passing!! Great man and was a great boss of mine for
10 years. Much love to the family. Bev
Kim Synesael left a message on February 25, 2012:
Our sympathy to the Holzgrefe Family.
Memories of wonderful neighbors and friends on Jonathan Way many years ago.
My father, Art Sharp, had considered Fritz a true friend.

With Sympathy,
Kim Synesael and Family

Chip Redman left a message on February 24, 2012:
I only met Fritz a few times with my father, but he and my dad, Bob Redman, were old buddies. They both got into the hog business in the 70&s and were really ahead of their time. My father always enjoyed going to PIC(Pig Improvement Company) meetings with Fritz and thought the world of him. It always sounded like they had a lot of fun! In their older years they would meet once or twice a year for lunch. When Bob passed away, three years ago, Fritz was in the Southeast some place, either North Carolina or Georgia, and drove all the way to Dana to make his funeral. I really appreciated that. I think our fathers were pretty lucky in life, and death. We can only hope to be so lucky. I&m sorry for your loss.

Chip Redman
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Priscilla Lyerly Guthrie left a message on February 24, 2012:
To the family of Fritz Holzgrefe - I was a bridesmaid in Jean&s and Fritz& wedding at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Richmond, VA - I recall a great party the night before and being just a little ""shaky"" at the service but we certainly had fun. I had lost track of Fritz over all these years. I saw his obit in the Richmond paper and just wanted to share a wonderful memory with his family. My prayers and sympathy to you all at this time.

Priscilla Lyerly Guthrie
Mary Carter Hyman left a message on February 24, 2012:
To all the family and with special love to my Marymount classmate Jeanne, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
God bless,
Mary Carter Hyman
Terry and Liz Bordenet left a message on February 24, 2012:
To Regis, Fritz, and your families,

We were so sorry to hear of your Dad&s passing. May you find a place inside you where the thoughts and prayers of others bring you comfort.

With our sincere sympathy,

Terry and Liz Bordenet
Heather Banes left a message on February 24, 2012:
To the family of Fritz Holzgrefe: I have known Fritz and his recently deceased wife Ellen for many years. He was a great man he will be missed greatly! All of my prayers,thoughts,and love go out to the family in this very hard time I pray that god will you comfort you in this time of need I have worked at CVS/OSCO Pharmacy for 13 years we knew both of them very well. (Of course I have to throw in there that I was Fritz&s favorite! ;) I am very saddened as I had just talked to him on Friday when he called from Florida. He was quite a character!! Let god take care of him,Ellen and the family. With all my love God Bless:) Heather Banes,CVS Pharmacy 231 South
Tamara and Kevin Keegan left a message on February 24, 2012:
Fritz: When I woke up Sunday morning and saw the Queen of Angels respose of the soul and heard that your dad had passed away I thought about you and Mary Jo all day. I can&t imagine after just recently losing your mother and now your dad how hard and difficult this time is right now. I only met your dad once, but my first thoughts were that he was your rock and that you looked up to him tremendously! Maybe after your mom passed he was lonely and just was ready to go be with her in God&s loving arms in heaven too.

Take care Fritz I know this is going to be a difficult weekend. Kevin and I hope you find peace in knowing your dad is safe with God in heaven.

Tamara and Kevin Keegan
Charles & Joyce Melvin left a message on February 24, 2012:
To Fritz & Mary Jo, Regis and Jim: We are so sorry for your loss. Fritz was a truly great boss who provided for my livelihood for nearly 22 years and gave Charlie his first full-time work in production. He also provided work for many families in Montgomery, Fountain, and Warren Counties. We thank him for the way that he continued to make life better for us through the challenges he faced with insurance coverage for his employees, volatile prices of corn and soybean meal, and low prices of hogs. We remember the Lenox Christmas ornaments that he gave us girls at the office, Kings Island bus trips, and the time he sent some of us employees to Disney World! That was a fabulous time! You should be very proud of your father for the way he supported the Waynetown Volunteer Fire Department and the Waynetown Pork Fry. He will be missed. I will never forget that he went to my mom&s funeral and to our wedding. We have a picture of Fritz throwing rice at us while we were getting into our car. I think Charlie vacuumed that car a hundred times. Please let Catherine and David know that we enjoyed our time in Virginia in 2006. We are sorry that we will be unable to attend the funeral as we are going to Valparaiso University to see Mike&s play. I don&t think Fritz would mind as he always put family first. He truly loved his family and grandkids. And now as Fritz would say, ""I&m going to go burn up the road"". That always made me laugh.
Terry Switzer left a message on February 23, 2012:
Fritz And Regis

My deepest prayers are with you.
Your father was a wonderful man, I will miss him.
George & Mary Barker left a message on February 23, 2012:
We send our sympathy to Fritz&s family. We enjoyed him. He often gave us Purdue tickets. Jr. and Mary Barker
Brian and Trish O'Neill left a message on February 23, 2012:
Fritz and Mary Jo,

We are thinking of you and your family. We know how hard it is to lose a parent but rest in knowing what a beautiful life your father led and the legacy that he leaves behind in his children and his grandchildren. He was a gift to you on earth and will be a gift to your in heaven.
Our sincere condolences,
Brian and Trish O&Neill
Nicole Vickers-Hymowitz left a message on February 23, 2012:
Dear Regis and Fritz,

I want to say how sorry I am for your loss. Two of them is such a close period of time I am sure is not easy. I remember Uncle Fritz as always being so kind. I always liked him so very much. I will miss him. Whenever I have thought of him it always brought a smile to my face. It will continue to so.

Take care of each other and in time your pain will decrease while your beautiful memories will linger forever.

Thinking of you all.
Anne Schafstedde Allen left a message on February 23, 2012:
To the family of Fritz Holzgrefe,

Jack and I want to express our deepest sympathy to Fritz&s Family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Sincerely, Anne Schafstedde Allen
Calvin & Sandra Jordan left a message on February 23, 2012:
We were so shocked to learn of (Fritz&s ) passing.
Fritz had been so good to our sister & brother in law, John & Becky Thompson. Becky is my husband&s sister. Our deepest sympathy to all of your family ,you are in our prayers.
We like to believe Fritz & John will be watching ND from on high together.
Paul-Heinz Wesjohann left a message on February 23, 2012:
Dear Fritz! Dear Regis!

I was so sorry to hear of your father?s death and I am deeply saddened by the news.

Over the many years we worked together I came to know and cherish Fritz as a business partner. I will miss him, both from a personal and from a professional standpoint. Please accept my warmest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

I hope that many years of happiness and good memories will help you through the grief of the following days.

With my deepest sympathy,

Paul-Heinz Wesjohann and family

Tim Edwards left a message on February 23, 2012:
On behalf of the family of Landon and Catherine ""Sweetie"" Overmann Edwards, I would like to express our sincere sympathy to all the Holzgrefe family. Fritz&s mother, Gertrude, was my mother&s favorite cousin. She and Gertrude had wonderful memories.
As children, we all enjoyed the Overmann family picnics and have wonderful memories of &young Fritz&.
May he rest Peacefully in eternal life.
M. Johnson left a message on February 23, 2012:
In your sadness, may there be hope... In your thoughts, may there be peace... In your heart, may there be healing. My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one.(Psalms 55:22)
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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