28 Nov Douglas (Doug) Fritz
Douglas (Doug) Fritz, 60, of Mandan, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 25, 2022, due to complications of pneumonia.
Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, November 30, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM with a Rosary and Prayer Service beginning at 7:00 PM at the Bismarck Funeral Home.
Doug was born on November 26, 1961. His parents, Ernest and Francis Fritz, welcomed him into their home in Hettinger, ND. They later moved to Bismarck, where Doug attended Grimsrud Grade School, Hughes Junior High School, and graduated from Century High School in 1980. Doug was a hunting guide and enjoyed getting up in the morning, before everyone else, and preparing for the days hunt. He would greet everyone with a big smile and with his gift to gab, he made friends across the nation. The game he preferred to hunt were pheasant, ducks, and geese, but also could be found deer hunting and fishing with friends. Doug and his father spent many days walking in the fields near Glen Ullin.
Doug’s life was enriched the day his daughter, Presley Kate, was born. Presley and her dad had a special bond. Doug shared his love of hunting with his daughter. Doug also enjoyed just driving around the countryside with Presley, taking in the sites.
Doug is maybe best known as a bartender at the Silver Dollar Bar, in Mandan.
Doug is survived by his mother, Francis Fritz; his daughter, Presley (Jesse Gange) Fritz; his sister, DeeAnn (Jim) Huss, his nephew Jereme (Rebecca) Huss and great niece and nephew Laurel and Landon Huss; his niece Samantha (Coty Colhoff) Huss.
Doug is preceded in death by his father, Ernest A. Fritz and his yellow lab, Bess.