He is also preceded in death by his daughter; Lori Wiseman; and three brothers, David, Johnny, and Thomas Wendling.
He graduated from Dover High School with the class of 1952. Fritz was the owner of Wendling Construction in Dover. He was a member of the Ohio National Guard. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, and loved going to auctions with is sister in-law Gwendolyn Wendling. He also had a soft spot in his heart for all animals; especially his k-9 companion, Bengi.
Survivors include his children; Linda Sue Bayer of Strasburg, Patti Ann Wendling of Strasburg, Douglas (Tracy) Wendling of Dundee, Scott (Tamela) Wendling of Marion, Lisa (Joseph) Paprzycki of Florida, Joanna (Tim) Ivey of TN; step-son, Todd (Sharon) Schiefer of WV; sister, Rachel Gianfrancesco of Dover; along with 16 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
A celebration of Fritz's life will be held at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory in Dover on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm with Pastor Ron Davis officiating. Interment will be held at Ridgecrest Memory Gardens. Following the service of committal, refreshments will be served at the Toland-Herzig Monarch Center. Friends are invited to call two hours prior to the service on Tuesday. Those unable to attend, or who would like to share a fond memory of Fritz can do so by visiting the "Obituaries & Flowers " link on the funeral home's website. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Gospel Hills, 27610 Township Road 45, Warsaw, OH 43844, or the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, PO Box 92, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.
Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory in Dover