MaryLou Fritz, 77, passed away on Monday evening at 4:07 p.m. in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.
MaryLou was born on September 5, 1937 in Ravanna, Ohio to Paul B. and Maude A. (Heeter) Smith.
She would marry Donald S. Fritz and the couple would soon settle in Plymouth. Together Donald and she would start up F & K Enterprises, where MaryLou would handle all the bookkeeping.
The couple enjoyed traveling to Florida in their RV during the winter months. She loved memories made with her children and many grandchildren. MaryLou volunteered with the local Girl Scouts for over 5 years, accompanying the girls on many trips so they could earn their badges. Her favorite trip with the girls was to the Grand Canyon. She was one of the original founders of the Maumee Muzzle Loaders of Marshall County and was a member of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association.
MaryLou is survived by her husband, Donald of Plymouth, and their children: Lonnie A. (Sandra) Stutler of Indianapolis, IN, Shane E. (Shannon) Stutler of TX, and Bryan W. (Vikki) Stutler of Plymouth, as well as, 9 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are her siblings: Rosie Mesh of OH, JoAnn Smith of TX, Paul David (Megan) Smith of AZ, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Chuck Stutler; brother, Chuck Smith; and grandchildren. Brenda Lee Stutler and Amber N. Stutler.
Private family services will be held.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the donor?s choice.
Funeral Director - Caryn E. Durski - [email protected]