He was born in Spokane on December 21, 1937 to Karl and Lena Fritz.
He grew up in Pilot Rock, OR.
After graduating from high school he joined the Army and studied to be a dental technician.
After the Army Jim married his sweetheart Chillilla Rose Bruno.
Jim was employed for over 35 years at Crown Dental Lab until his retirement.
In later years he went to work at Downriver Golf Course where he enjoyed just being outdoors and making new friends.
Jim was a true outdoorsman, avid fisherman and an excellent hunter.
He enjoyed camping with his family at Squaw Valley for over 30 years.
Jim is survived by his wife Rose, sons Jim (Karen) and Mike, grandson Michael (Mindy) and two great-grandsons.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 24th at 2:00 pm at Heritage Chapel.
The family expresses their heartfelt gratitude to North Central Care Center.
Local journalism is essential.
Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
Subscribe now to get breaking news alerts in your email inbox
Get breaking news delivered to your inbox as it happens.