Lindbergh “Lindy” Alexander Fritter, 93, departed this life to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. He was born on May 25, 1928 and lived his entire life in Stafford County, except for his final years that he spent battling Parkinson’s and dementia at the Louisa Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Lindy was the oldest of five children. His father died when he was only 13. Times were hard and Lindy worked many jobs, including Farmers Creamery, to help support his family. He graduated from Stafford High School, where he played baseball and basketball. As a young man, Lindy continued to play baseball on local teams and coached his daughter’s softball team. He spent most of his working career at J.F. Fick, Anheuser Busch, where he retired after 35 years. Lindy continued to stay friends with his co-workers and customers long after he retired.
Lindy proudly served five terms as the Griffis-Widewater District Supervisor on the Stafford County Board of Supervisors. He loved Stafford County and strived to help it grow and prosper. He worked hard to make Stafford a better place for families by encouraging business development, advancing education, supporting law enforcement, and increasing parks and recreation facilities. He loved his “second” job and seemed to know everyone in the county. Wherever he went, Lindy stopped to talk to people and he had many friends.
Lindy is survived by his three loving daughters, Patricia Fritter-Olsen (Andy Wyatt/fiancé) of Angier NC, Wendy Carey (Greg) of Frankfort KY, and Jane Bryant (Mike) of Ponte Vedra FL; seven grandchildren, Les Campbell (Cassie), Jennifer Caldwell (Eric), Michelle Milner (Mike), Daniel Burton (Amy), Nicole Burton, Jeff Bryant (Mai), and Sarah Bryant; 16 great-grandchildren, Patrick Campbell, Hunter, Zacarey and Faith Caldwell, Megan and Maddie Milner, Sarah and Ethan Burton, Helo and Jacob Bryant, Sonya, Alex, and Rohan Hyder, and Cody, Brandon, and Charlie Vincent.
He is also survived by his special sister, Emma Jane “Janie” Matthews; sister-in-law Pat Ozols (John); brothers-in-law Frank Hume and Bobby Miller; and several nieces and nephews. Also left to cherish his memory is the “son” he never had, Billy Baker; two very special ladies who are like close family members, Betsy Sonnier and Mylinda Green; and special friend Polly Olive, “the cat lady,” who shared Lindy’s lifelong love and care for his feral cats.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Catherine (née DeShields); parents Thomas Fritter, Sr. and Grace Bell Fritter; brother Thomas Fritter, Jr. (Edith); sisters Lorene Hume and Rose Marie Miller; brother-in-law Edward Matthews; son-in-law Wayne Olsen; and niece Diane Purks.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. Lindy’s family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the cemetery behind Stafford Korean Baptist Church (previously Ebenezer United Methodist Church).