Alfred L. “Fritz” Braegelmann, age 86, of Delano, went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, April 5, 2018.
He was born Dec. 10, 1931, in Richmond, to John and Eleanor (Ludivig) Braegelmann.
Fritz was a loving husband, dad, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
He was an active member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano.
Fritz enjoyed listening and dancing to old time music, watching the Minnesota Twins, playing cribbage, and the chuckling patrol.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Viola; and his son, Jerry.
Fritz is survived by his children, Judy (Mike) White, Joan (Marty) Nimerfroh, Jim (Mary Jo) Braegelmann, John (Renee) Braegelmann, Jay (Clari) Braegelmann, Joe (Vicki) Braegelmann, and Janice (Jeff) Schweiss; and 19 grandchildren: Jamie (Paul) McCullough, Jodi White, Justin Mielke, Hana Nimerfroh, Erin (Nick) Czech, Kerri (Nathan) Metz, Jordan (Abby) Braegelmann, Krista Braegelmann (Luke Molus), Jessica (Paul) Muckenhirn, Jacqueline Braegelmann, Jake Braegelmann, Mandi (Jeff) Brown, Alex (Brian) Juhnke, Abbi (Mitch) Kelzer, Jesse Braegelmann (fiancée Ashley Stender), Jacob Schweiss (Noelle Nuss), Jack Schweiss, Josh Schweiss, and Jared Schweiss.
He is further survived by 14 great-grandchildren: Madelyn Czech, Claire Czech, Lily Czech, Ayden Metz, Colynn Matti, Lucy Matti, Natalie McCullough, Everett Brown, Ella Brown, Emmitt Brown, William Ferguson, Gretchen Juhnke, Hayden Juhnke and Rigley Muchenhirn; and siblings Theresa Friedrich, Julitta “Letty” Bromenshenkel, and Gerhard “Hardy” Braegelmann.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, April 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. Inurnment will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery in Delano.
There was visitation Monday, April 9 at Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church, from 4 to 8 p.m., with 3:30 p.m. rosary and 7:30 p.m. prayer service. Visitation continued Tuesday, from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the Mass.
Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.