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Robert "Rapper" Fritz

December 6, 1936 June 10, 2020
Robert "Rapper" Fritz
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Obituary for Robert "Rapper" Fritz

Robert “Rapper” Fritz, age 83, of Rhinelander, died on June 10, 2020 at Tomahawks Golden Age Nursing facility. Bob was born on December 6, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Willliam and Mildred (Brown) Fritz.

Bob moved to Rhinelander with his family as a child and attended schools in Rhinelander. On January 12, 1957 he married the former Sandra "Sandy" Lacrosse and together they enjoyed 58 years of marriage. Sandy preceded him in death on May 10, 2015.

Bob was employed by the Rhinelander Paper Company for many years. Outside of his work he enjoyed many interests, mainly athletic. He was a legend in Rhinelander for his abilities on the fastpitch softball diamonds and on the golf course. He was a longtime member of the Rhinelander Country and was a Club Champion numerous times. He also found success in other golf tournaments throughout the state.

Bob is survived by his daughter Susan, son Robert, grandchildren Robert, Max, Stevie and Hailey, his brothers William (Gladys) and Richard, nieces, nephews, other family and many friends. In addition to his wife he was also preceded in death by his son Steve and his parents.

A complete notice will follow in the River News and at You may leave your private condolences for the Fritz family at The Carlson Funeral Home is serving Bob’s family.


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