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Dear Friends in Seldovia

card sent to the community of Seldovia from Jackie Graese and family


Fritz H. Graese – August 12, 1945 – January 3, 2012

Obituary submitted by Andy Anderson, photos by Tom & Mary Glover

Fritz (Frederick) H. Graese, 66, passed on to eternal life Jan 3, 2012.  A celebration of his life will be held at 1:30pm on Sunday, January 8th at Peace Lutheran Church in Sterling.  Fritz’s remains will be laid to rest in Alaska at a later time.  Fritz owned businesses in Atwood and in Sterling for many years before retiring to Seldovia, Alaska 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.

Jackie and Fritz Graese

Jackie and Fritz Graese

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 Charlotte Comstock and husband Don; and 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 Fritschel.  In lieu of sending flowers, donations may be made in Fritz’s name to the Seldovia Alaska Arts Council (PO Box 41, Seldovia, Alaska 99663) or the Ocean Conservancy (http://www.oceanconservancy.org/support-us/)

Fritz and Fellow Captain/friend Red Kvarford in Seldovia

Our thoughts are with you…

Fritz Graese

Fritz Graese