Thomas Fritzlan
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Condolence From: Vic Zang
Condolence: We have many great memories with my dad aka "grandpa". The best memories were when our kids were little. Coy and Kaylea were his shadows he and Coy would irrigate together and Kaylea would drive the tractor while he fed. Many times I would have to look the other way and pray because there were times that he believed they were capable of doing more at there age then I did. But, they lived, learned and loved what was a giant of a man to them. Both of them went to Hunting camp and helped since they were barely old enough to walk. Kaylea supervising and Coy the trusty camp guide on ol" Becky the sound palomino that was the best baby sitter anyone would be lucky to have. Those were the good old days; even when things began to change the best part remains in their hearts for ever. Like the song says, We could of missed the pain but we would of had to miss the dance. The very best things in life are truly not "THINGS".
THANX DADDY we raised some dang good kids together; Rod you and I. We got the best part of you. Hugz your favorite daughter....
Thursday May 01, 2014
Condolence From: Mary Cosepalmer
Condolence: Sad to learn Mr Fritzlan has left this Earth. He was a hard worker with a tough exterior that belied his generous and soft heart. I have always been grateful for the kindness he and Vi bestowed on my Uncle Jim and Aunt Jean Butler after Uncle Jim's accident that broke Uncle Jim's neck. That was the kind of unsung heroic acts that were typical of them. Truly we have lost one of the strong folks that made western Colorado the best place in the world I could have been raised!
To his family I want you to know that I am praying for you to be comforted and have peace. He left a piece of himself in each of you.
Blessings are wished for all who love him.
Friday April 25, 2014
Condolence From: Casey (Mangold) Ice
Condolence: I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Fritzlan's passing. You all treated me so kindly when I lived in Rifle and that is something I will never forget. My prayers are with you all!
Thursday April 17, 2014
Condolence From: Edna
Condolence: Grandpa Tom will truly be missed by all that knew him. We will miss that ornery side and that strong hand. What memories at rodeos and at his and Vi's house. We will miss him always. Alice, Edna, Codie, Penny and family, Regina, Shawnee
Thursday April 17, 2014
Condolence From: Kym Bevan
Condolence: Tom did have a soft spot for his grandkids and all of the kids who rodeoed. Another era gone.
Thursday April 17, 2014
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