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Fritz (Frederick) H. Graese

Aug. 12, 1945-Jan. 3, 2012

Fritz (Frederick) H. Graese, 66, passed on to eternal life Jan. 3, 2012. A celebration of life was held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Peace Lutheran Church in Sterling, Colo.

His remains will be laid to rest in Alaska at a later time.

Fritz owned businesses in Atwood, Colo., and Sterling, Colo., for many years before retiring to Seldovia in the summer months as captain of a fishing charter. He embraced life and all its experiences and his many friends and acquaintances he made along the way.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jackie; by his children Nicole Graese Mattos and husband Ricardo of Indianapolis, Mike and wife Ramona of Denver and Kurt of Anchorage; grandchildren, Luis Felipe and Isabella Graese Mattos; brother Dick Graese and wife Barbara; sisters Judy Graese and husband Tennyson and Charolotte Comstock and husband Don; brother-in-law Ted Fritschell; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Erwin and Hildegarde Graese, and sister, Nancy Fritschell.

Donations may be made in Fritz's name to the Seldovia Arts Council, P.O. Box 41, Seldovia, AK 99663 or the Ocean Conservancy at http://www.oceanconservancy.org/support-us/.