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William O. Fretz II

February 12, 1933 ~ April 23, 2021

William O. Fretz II, 88 of Sebastian, passed away Friday, April 23, 2021 surrounded by his loving wife and children.

Mr. Fretz was born in Detroit, Michigan and has been a resident of Vero Beach and Sebastian for 24 years coming from the metro Detroit area.

Mr. Fretz was a former parishioner of Trinity Episcopal Church, Vero Beach and a current parishioner of St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church, Sebastian.

He retired from General Motors as a Process Engineer after 30 years of service.

Mr. Fretz was an avid golfer and a 20 year member of Burning Tree Country Club, Macomb, Michigan.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Barbara A. Fretz (née Gordon); children, William O. Fretz III (Valerie), Gordon Fretz (Eileen), Michele Colangeli (Michael) and Dawn Marr (Michael); grandchildren, Kelly Willey (Shawn), William G. Fretz, Jennifer Rhett (Andy), David Fretz (Laura), Stephen Fretz, Jim Lewis, Joseph Lewis (Chrystal) and Nicole Fretz; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Olivia, Logan, Katlyn, Abigail, Mason, Page, Peyton, Kyler and Shayne; and sister, Carol Martin of Fraser, Michigan.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Barbara Jean Fretz; sisters, Ruth Audi and Marie Ross and parents, William O. Fretz I and Harriet Fretz (née Laycock).

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Joan and Joel Roth

April 30, 2021, 2:34 am

We send our deepest sympathy to Barb and the Fretz family. Bill was a very special friend and neighbor and he will be greatly missed.

Craig Sparks

April 30, 2021, 3:55 pm

Dear Aunt Barbara and Fretz Family

Please accept my humble condolences on the loss of Uncle Bill.

Time has not erased a night seemly like yesterday when Uncle Bill, did what my heart broken father could not do. Console me in the backyard of the house on the death of my mother.

Some memories never go away. My childhood was richer and more enjoyable with those memories with yourselves and Uncle Bill there. Time, distance, does not erase them.

I hope your pain in the loss of a very gracious man will be eased by the memories of him, held near and in the heart, they surly will help you through the pain.

Your Nephew


Mueller Salesforce

May 13, 2021, 3:48 am

Heartfelt condolences to the entire family on the loss of Mr Fretz. Although we did not know him personally, we felt his loss through Dawn at work. We wish everyone in the family have the strength to bear his loss and cherish his memories for a long time.
Mueller Salesforce team.

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