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Raymond "Ray" Fritze '50 October 31, 2023 3:58 PM updated: October 31, 2023 4:07 PM

Raymond Herbert Lee Fritze 

July 2, 1925 - October 7, 2023 

Raymond Herbert Lee Fritze was called home to be with our Lord on Saturday, October 7, 2023. Ray was born and raised in Castell, Texas and was the youngest of his siblings.

He is preceded in death by his oldest son Van William Fritze (age 51 in 2004) and grandson James Raymond Fritze (age 21 in 1992) and great-granddaughter Cami Celeste Jacobson (age 21 in 2022.), along with his brothers and sister and parents.

Ray is survived by children Suzanne and husband Mike, David and wife Mary, and Laura and husband Scott, eight granddaughters Saybra, Austin, Haylee, Riley, Madison, Taylor, Lauren, and Delaney and a great-granddaughter, Willow. Ray also leaves behind many nieces and nephews and countless friends.

After high school, Ray was drafted and served in the US Army as an enlistee. Upon returning home, he was able to pursue his longtime dream and goal of attending and graduating from Texas A&M University in College Station. Some of his fondest memories were at that college and being a member of the Corps of Cadets where he was a highly decorated military officer. One of his biggest achievements was graduating from Texas A&M University with the Class of 1950 and earning a Bachelor of Science diploma and that hard earned Aggie ring.

Shortly after graduation, he re-enlisted in the military as a commissioned officer with the United States Air Force and served until he was honorably discharged. Fritze is also a World War II veteran.

Following his service, he took a position as a pharmaceutical sales representative, allowing him the freedom to travel, support his family of seven and maintain his cattle ranch, the “Flyin F” located deep inside Frio County. Pearsall is where Ray raised Charolais cattle and was a member in the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

Services will be held on Friday, November 3 at Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home in Boerne at 11 a.m.

Donations and flowers or memories of Ray or condolences can be made at

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home, Boerne.


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