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"Fritz" Gritz

Francis "Fritz" Gritz Sr., 89, of Waverly, Minn., passed away peacefully at home in Waverly on Oct. 17, 2009.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake, Minn. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake. Visitation will also resume one hour prior to the funeral.

Arrangements are with the Karvonen & Son Funeral Home of New York Mills and Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake, Minn. Condolences may be sent online at