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Delores Fritz was patient, dedicated homemaker

Funeral services for Delores Fritz, 89, of Trail City, were held Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church in Mobridge.
Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Delores passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at Mobridge Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Delores was born in Mobridge on Aug. 24, 1928, to Emil and Christina (Linderman) Becker. She attended school in Mobridge and went on to work alongside her parents and brother in the family business, the Tastee Bakery. Delores had many stories and fond memories of bakery life and the friendships she made over the years.
On Jan. 23, 1955, she married Eddie Fritz, a Korean War veteran. They established their home on the Fritz family farm southwest of Trail City where they raised five children, Larry, Kenny, Jim, Julie and Janet, who all attended school in Timber Lake.
Delores was a patient, dedicated homemaker, whose family and faith and were most the important tenants of her life. Lovingly nicknamed “LaLa” by her nieces, nephews and cousins, Delores was an avid letter writer, enjoyed puzzles and embroidery, as well as gardening and cooking for her family. Later in life, she treasured trips to Wyoming and Colorado to visit her children and grandchildren. Delores was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Timber Lake and later Zion Lutheran Church in Mobridge.
Delores is survived by her children, Larry of Trail City, Kenny of Lakewood, Colo., Jim (Lori) of Littleton, Colo., Julie (John) Casteel of Gillette, Wyo., and Janet of Denver, Colo.; as well as six grandchildren, Lisa (Alex) Lynch of Highlands Park, Colo., Amanda (Joel) Lucero of Thonton, Colo., Bobby (Ericca) Fritz of Littleton, and Brittney (Cammryn) Nelson, Stephanie Casteel and Brandon Casteel of Gillette. In addition, she had six great-grandchildren: Alex, Mary, Lucy and Juliana Lynch, and Issac and Maddox Lucero.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie; her parents; her brothers, Emil and Bob; and her sisters, Jean and Joyce.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Preschool in Mobridge.