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Jay FritzlanOctober 29, 1951 – October 24, 2004

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Jay Fritzlan, 52, of Grand Junction died Sunday, Oct. 24, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the Indoor Arena of the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rifle High School Rodeo Team through Cochran Memorial Chapel, P.O. Box 1048, Meeker 81641.Thomas Jay Fritzlan was born Oct. 29, 1951, in Grand Junction, the son of Thomas and Vi (Hoover) Fritzlan. He attended Rifle Schools, graduating from Rifle High School with the class of 1969. He attended Colorado Mountain College where he earned his electricians card, also working as a restaurant cook, working at the Colorado Catfish in Grand Junction. Jay had a love of the outdoors. Following his family footsteps, he loved to rodeo (having won many top rodeo awards) camp, hunt, and fish. He was also an accomplished leather craftsman.Survivors include his daughter, Kasie, of Henderson, Nev.; her mother, Debbie Fritzlan, of Rifle; his father, Tom Fritzlan, of Rifle, his sister, Vickie (Rod) Zang, of Rifle; his brother, Ralph Fritzlan, of Fruita; his sister-in-law, Robin Fritzlan, of Rifle; two nephews, Cole Fritzlan and Coy Zang; and two nieces, Kaylea Zang and Jacey Fritzlan.His mother, brother Ronnie, and nephew Tommy preceded him in death. Cochran Memorial Chapels has been entrusted with the arrangements.


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