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Remembering Douglas Fritts

On behalf of Wessels Company, we regret to announce the sudden passing of our friend and colleague Douglas H. Fritts. Our deepest condolences and sympathy go out to his family and to everyone who had the opportunity to know and work with Doug. As a design engineer and draftsman, he helped shape our core products and was often the first one in the office, but never the first one out. He is survived by his four children, Christian (18), Joseph (14), Jake (9), and Carter (7), whom he loved. Doug was a source of energy and inspiration and will be deeply missed.

Jim Fuller, President, remembers Doug as “an inspiration to us all with his unparalleled work ethic, dependability, and productivity. He had a great sense of humor that helped greatly with the morale of the office. His passion for his children demonstrated his boundless family values. He also had a creative hobby selling and gifting handmade survival items. His presence at Wessels will be truly missed.”

Doug’s supervisor and Director of Engineering and Quality, Aaron Johannigman, recalls, “Doug has always been a team player and very dedicated to his work. He was always very creative with paracord, making all kinds of things from spinners to tackle equipment, hunting equipment, and personal defense items, and he took pride in his creations. He was a great guy and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.”

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, from 10am-12pm and Mass at 12pm at St. Cecilia Church located at 334 15th Street SW, DeMotte, IN with Father Michael McKinney officiating. In Lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the family to help with his children.

For more information about how you can provide support, please visit:
Frazier Funeral Home Douglas Fritts Memorial