Used Cars For Sale Eugene Oregon – Robert Eugene Fritz, Harvard, IL, died peacefully in a house surrounded by his family on December 17, 2018. He is 89 years old. Born on January 29, 1929, in Alton, IL, he was one of three children born to Eugene and Violet (Brzezinski) Fritz. A first generation farmer, Bob grew up in Wood River, IL, and Harvard. As a boy, he attended St. Catholics School.
Joseph and Harvard Community College. He worked at Fritz Chevrolet, the car dealer of his parents at Harvard. Bob enjoyed sharing memories of driving to Chicago with his father during World War II, where they would buy used cars and pull them back to Harvard and recondition them for sale, after the production of new cars was restricted to producing Allied war materials. The seeds due to his love of agriculture were planted during frequent visits to his aunt’s milk farm Katherine Sauers near Paddock Lake, WI.
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After high school, he attended DeKalb State Normal College and was transferred to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1948, obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1950. Bob served in the US Navy Reserve at the Glenview Air Station, and was dismissed at 1948. Bob began farming milk in 1953 with his father on Fritz Road, south of Harvard.
He married Therese Ann Murphy on June 25, 1955, in Delavan, WI. In 1957, eager to pursue the dream of becoming a veterinarian, Bob and his father destroyed the Fritz Road dairy company and Bob, Ann and their one-year-old daughter, Kathleen returned to Champaign to complete the course to enter the newly founded University of Illinois School High in Veterinary Medicine.
New family tensions and studies seemed too much, and the young family returned to Delavan briefly and bought a dairy farm on State Line Road in 1958, where they had made their home for 60 years. With a single focus, Bob continues to expand and develop traditional dairy farming into a cattle fattening and beef cattle business that stretches across three countries along the Illinois-Wisconsin state line.
Bob transitioned agricultural management to his son Patrick in the early 1990s. Bob really enjoys spending the winter with Ann in Arizona, and truly appreciates coffee shop friends and annual fishing trips to Lake of the Woods. He remained a diligent gardener until the end. In addition to his business interests, Bob is actively involved in the community.
He trained in minor league baseball, served as a 4-H leader and was the founding guardian of the Conservation District of McHenry District, a public body to preserve, protect and manage open space, from 1971-1977. In addition, he served as director of Mutual Dunham & Chemung Insurance, Harvard, for 29 years (1984-2013) and as director of the First State Bank of Harvard and successor to the Harvard Castlebank.
He left a 63-year-old wife, Ann; and their six children. Three daughters: Kathleen (Thomas Duhigg) from Walworth, WI, Mary (William Peterson) from Harvard, and Joann from Darien, WI; and three sons: Patrick (Dawn) from Harvard; Michael (Cynthia Bender) from Monona, WI, and Jon from Sharon, WI. In addition, they have 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Other survivors included his sister, Shirley Book of Rockford. Bob was preceded by death by his parents; and a sister, Geraldine.
The visit starts at 10 am, Saturday, December 22, at the St. Catholic Church. Benedict, 137 Dewey Ave, Lake Fontana-On-Geneva, WI. The Christian Burial Mass will follow during the day, with old friend Pastor James V. McKitrick taking the lead. Interment will be at St. Cemetery Joseph, Harvard, followed by a lunch reception at Harvard Moose Lodge, 22500 IL-173. In lieu of interest, a warning can be made for the McHenry County Agricultural Bureau Foundation. Online condolence can be done at www.saundersmcfarlin.net. Contact Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home for more information at 815-943-5400.
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