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Frederick August Reetz

Frederick August Reetz

FREDERICK AUGUST REETZ, JR. was born on March 3, 1931 on a farm near Trimont, Minnesota. He was the son of Frederick and Alfreda (Swanson) Reetz Sr. He attended Jackson schools until he began helping his family full time on the farm. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He was united in marriage to Zita Terveer on July 30, 1951 in Fairmont, Minnesota. Fred and Zita lived together on the Reetz homestead in Petersburg Township their entire married life. Fred had a number of jobs over the years; but, his passion was for farming. Fred passed away at his home surrounded by family on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the age of 82 years, nine months, and five days.

Fred is survived by his wife of 62 years, Zita of Alpha, his children Fred Reetz, III of Alpha, MN., William (Chris) Reetz of Rushmore, MN., Linda (Dean) Pederson of Hancock,MN and James (Teri) Reetz of Jackson, MN. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 2 step-great- grandchildren, and his sister Geraldine Glenn of Lakefield.

Fred is preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Marie Ann, brother Arnold, and special pet Tyke.