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Lucille Mary “Lucy” Gritz

Lucille Mary FitzPatrick “Lucy” Gritz, age 79, of Waverly, died Sunday, July 9, 2006 at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

She was born July 21, 1926 in Waverly, to Thomas and Anne (Klingelhoets) FitzPatrick.

Lucy was preceded in death by her husband, John Gritz; her parents, Thomas and Anne FitzPatrick; sister and brother-in-law LaVern and Vernon Fadden; and half-brother and sister-in-law Joe and Esther Borrell.

She is survived by two sons, Raymond and Sheryl Gritz, and Thomas Gritz, all of Waverly; two grandchildren, Conrad and Renee Gritz; and a sister, Lorraine (FitzPatrick) and Stanley Kittock; as well as many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, July 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waverly with the Rev. Martin Shallbetter officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego, Calif.

Visitation was Thursday, July 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, with a 7 p.m. prayer service; and continued Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church, prior to the Mass.

Casket bearers were Conrad Gritz, Cal Sturgis, Jim Kittock, Chris Kittock, Tom Kittock, and Ronald Fadden.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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