Ralph Fritz, 86, Overbrook: May 31, 1928 – Jan. 12, 2015

011515-Ralph-FritzOVERBROOK – Ralph Fritz, 86, of Overbrook, formerly of Olathe, Kan., passed away Jan. 12, 2015, at Brookside Retirement Community, in Overbrook. Ralph was born May 31, 1928, in Leavenworth, Kan., the son of Edward Fritz and Mary (Schroeder) Fritz.

Ralph graduated from Leavenworth High School with the class of 1946. After graduating he joined the U.S. Army. Ralph was a communications director, serving during the Korean War. After his time in the service he returned to the Kansas City area. He joined the work force at Midwest Research Institute, in Kansas City, Mo., as a research analyst. Ralph retired after 25 years in 2000. He was a member of the Brookside Veterans Organization. 

Ralph was united in marriage with Carol Sue Viets, March 16, 1970, in Missouri. She preceded him in death on Jan. 7, 2015.

He is also preceded in passing by his parents; two brothers, Harold and Charles; and a sister, Dorothy.

Ralph is survived by two sons, Brian Fritz, Martindale, Texas, and Joel Fritz, Overland Park; and grandchildren, Aaron, Miles, Olivia and Ethan.

He will be laid to rest at a private family ceremony. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.

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