Joshua Stephen Fritz, 32, of Rawlins Wyoming, passed away on April 3, 2014, due to an unforeseen tragic accident. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Jeffrey Center in Rawlins Wyoming with a luncheon to follow. Josh was born in Rawlins, Wyoming on October 8, 198,1 to Steve Fritz and Carla Fritz. He graduated from Rawlins High School in 2000. Josh was married to Kandis Fritz on May 29th, 2004. They have been married for 9 years, however, they have been the love of each other's lives for 16 years. Together they have two beautiful boys, Braden Scott Fritz, born on January 23, 2005, and Traven Joshua Fritz, born on September 23, 2008. The boys and Kandis were his ultimate pride and joy, along with his nieces and nephews. Josh loved spending time with is family and friends. He enjoyed working for F&S Trucking Inc., building and fabricating rig up trucks with his Dad, brothers, Chris & Stevie Fritz, brother, Josh Smith and nephew, JD Smith. Some of his most memorable times were spent hunting, fighting fires, horn hunting, building derby cars, welding, fishing, working on his property, riding horses, camping, riding or driving anything with a motor and he most definitely loved his lifted up trucks. Josh was the most caring, giving, likable man you would ever meet. Josh lived his life to the fullest in everything he did. He touched everyone he met and left us with the most beautiful, unforgettable smile you have ever seen. Josh was an active member of the Sinclair Refinery ERT as well as the Carbon County Fire Department. He was a member of the Rawlins Elks Lodge, No. 609 for the past 11 years. He was highly involved with the NRA and loved to donate to this wonderful foundation. At Josh's time of death, he was employed with Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company from 2001 to present. His most recent assignment was as a unit operator within the Hydrocracker complex. Josh took pride in any job he was assigned to and many people have stated that he was the hardest working person that they knew. He was a very dedicated employee who went above and beyond to make sure the job was done right. Josh is survived by the love of his life and best friend, Kandis; their two boys, Braden and Traven; parents, Steve and Carla; brothers, Chris and his wife, Pam, and their children, Kaleb and Rylee, Stevie and his wife, DeeDee, and their children, Onica and Katie and Dakota Becker; grandparents, Gerald and Rita Fritz; very close brother-in-law, Josh and his wife, Amber Smith, and their children Stormy, JD, Josie, and Joshua; brother and sister-in-law, Brent & Mandy Moon, and son, Menphis Smith; mother and father-in-law, JoDell & Stephen Hone; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and too many friends to count. Josh was preceded in death by his grandparents; Oscar and Doris Paulsrud; stepmother, Stacy Fritz; and cousins, Stacy Bohl and Brittany Sandoval. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kandis Fritz FBO Braden and Traven Fritz, c/o Bank of Commerce, P.O. Box 50, Rawlins, WY 82301. Please include your name and address authorizing the Bank of Commerce to provide your contact information to the family in order that the family may acknowledge your donation.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 10:00am
315 W. Pine