Brent P. Fritz, 57 of West Burlington died from complications of cancer at 11:07 p.m. Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Born May 10, 1962 in Burlington, IA, he was the son of Verald "Ping" P. and Glennis Ruth (Kerr) Fritz.
He graduated from West Burlington High School and Southeastern Community College with an Associate's Degree.
Brent worked for LaVeine Sanitation Services as a driver, starting when he was 16 years old.
He was of the Christian faith.
He was active in 4-H and enjoyed the Des Moines County Fair. He created many happy memories with his family, especially his nieces and nephews, and the people on his route.
Survivors include one brother, Eric Fritz, of West Burlington; two sisters, Keri Fritz of West Burlington and Sara (Kevin) Wilkins of Mackinaw, IL.; eight nieces and nephews, Peter Fritz, Jacob Fritz, Jonah Fritz, Courtney Brown, Kyla Horne, Erika Wilkins, Karly Wilkins, and Kolin Wilkins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents.
The celebration of life visitation for Brent will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 7th at Lunning Chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.
Per his request, his corneas have been deeded for medical research.
A memorial for West Burlington Alumni Association has been established.
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Brent and I were more born just 1 month apart, I was born in April and he in May. We were more than just cousins,we had a special bond from when we were little children on: we looked after each other, protected each other, stood up for each other...... We were more more like brother sister and best pals. He was always there for me, I could always rely on Brent. If I needed some help Brent always came with a big smile,a twinkle in his eyes, and a hug for me when he came. Sometimes a kiss on my cheek also came with the hug if he knew I was worried or upset about something, that was his way of telling me not to worry I guess. I am going to really miss that smile, the twinkle in his eyes, everything about Brent!! Heaven received a new Angel you Brent. It is going to be really hard for me here without you. I will always love you dear cousin Brent. Rest in Peace dear, sweet cousin Brent. Marie Fritz
Brent always had a smile, and would wave whenever I saw him, when I worked downtown. He will be missed by many.
Sorry for your loss. Brent was a very nice guy.
Brent loved to pull my hair. I remember being at a family reunion I'm my 20s I was sitting across from his mother he walked behind me and pulled my hair and Glynnis said Brent are you ever going to stop pulling that poor girls hair. That answer was a no he pulled it the last time I say him. I'm going to miss him.
Too soon my sweet cousin. You just made me feel good whenever I saw you and when you stopped by see us. We spent a lot of time together as kids. We were own version of the little rascals. Getting into trouble, picnics, croquet, getting bit up by Iowa skeeters. Hay piles and sled rides and weenie roasts. I couldn’t have asked for a better playmate.
Wished you didn’t have to go so soon.
Rest In love ❤️Brentley
Prayers to Brent's family, I have great memories of Brent from back in the day, always such a Wonderful friend to talk to. May your memories ease this difficult time.
So sorry to see you go. Too young and always had a great smile. Will miss you my friend...
Tears are flowing for this fun and wonderful teddy bear of a man! To Brent's family, sorry for your loss. RIP!
I am so sad to see this. He was a great man. A long time customer of mine when I worked at Casey's and my neighbor for the last 4 years. My son called him Grandpa 😭😭
I’m going to miss Brent so much. He was always calling or stopping by to check on Gary and I . He was always there when I needed someone to vent to. Love you guys.
So sorry for the families loss. Brent always had a smile on his face and a conversation about our mothers waiting when we ran into each other.
So very sorry for the family's loss. Deepest sympathy and prayers.
I had the honor of teaching Brent. He was the type of person who brightened up any room he was in. He was caring, fun loving, and he had a heart of gold. He was one of those students a teacher never forgets. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Hugs...
I'm very sad to hear of Brent's departure. I went to school and played in the band with him (a year ahead). My most sincere condolences go out to his family.
I am so very sorry to learn of Brent's passing. He was a good guy. Prayers up to his family and friends during this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss he was a great guyHe had a big heart to help with people he will be missed
So very sorry for your loss! I have many great memories of the time I spent with Brent! RIP
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