A private family graveside service was held for Frederick “Fritz” Hansmann, 82, of Lake Park, Iowa, at Evergreen Cemetery in George, Iowa.
Frederick (Fritz) Hansmann, 82, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls due to complications of the Covid-19 virus.
Fritz was born on March 6, 1938, in rural George, Iowa on the family farm. He was the son of Minnie and Ludwig Hansmann. He lived his youth in George where he attended country school. Fritz was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in George where he was baptized and confirmed. Fritz and his brother, Richard, farmed by George and later moved to a farm by Harris, Iowa. He spent two years in the Army at Fort Hood, Texas.
On January 16, 1988, he was united in marriage to Ruth (Verschoor) Tolman. Fritz and Ruth moved to Lake Park, Iowa. He enjoyed living in town and retired from farming in 2019.
Fritz was a character to say the least. He enjoyed socializing with his friends and spending time with his three grandsons. He spent many summers walleye fishing on the Missouri River at Chamberlain and Pierre with friends and relatives. His family enjoyed his fish frys!
Fritz is survived by his wife, Ruth of thirty-two years; step-son, Troy Tolman (Kim) of Spirit Lake, and step-daughter, Sheila Tolman of Buffalo, Wyoming; grandchildren, “The Tolman Boys”, Gage, Parker and Carson Tolman of Spirit Lake; sister, Louise Hansmann of Lake Park and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Richard, Kirt, Walter, Carl and Elmer.
Rest in peace Freddie!
Turner Jenness Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.