Frederick C. Heidgerd

Born: Wed., Sep. 27, 1950
Died: Tue., Jan. 1, 2013


Visitation

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 06, 2013
Location: Glick Family Funeral Home


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Jan. 07, 2013
Location: Grace Community Church


Committal

2:15 PM Mon., Jan. 07, 2013
Location: Boca Raton Cemetery


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Frederick C. Heidgerd (Fritz), 62, of Boca Raton, FL passed away at home on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, surrounded by his family.

Fritz grew up in Boca Raton, FL, attending local Saint Andrew’s School followed by Salisbury School (’68) in CT where he was Valedictorian and named All New England Football. He went on to graduate from Wake Forest University (’72) where he was a Carswell Scholar, Member of Kappa Alpha Order and a Cum Laude graduate. He then attended University of Florida College of Law (’75) where he graduated on the Dean’s List.

Fritz practiced law for 37 years in South Florida. As a devoted Christian, he was active in local churches. Always engaged in his community, he was active in Kiwanis Club among other local groups. Fritz loved his family, was an avid reader and runner, and a dedicated Florida Gators and Demon Deacons sports fan.

Fritz fought a brave battle against melanoma. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sarah (Beck) Heidgerd, his three children Rebecca Jean, Rachel Jane and Christian Alexander Heidgerd, as well as his brother Dick Heidgerd.

A visitation will be held 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at Glick Funeral Home in Boca Raton. A celebration of Fritz’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7 at Grace Community Church, also in Boca Raton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Fritz’s name to the Benevolence Fund at New Presbyterian Church. For more information visit newpres.org.

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Avis Swenson
   Posted Wed January 02, 2013
Fritz was a very dear person and friend. He was a dedicated and respected member of the Kiwanis Club of Deerfield Beach for many years. A dedicated person to his community, friends and family, he will be truly missed by many.

Avis Swenson
President of The Kwanis Club of Deerfield Beach

Fred & Susan Majava
   Posted Wed January 02, 2013
Fritz was a dear Christian Brother in the Lord, a true Servant Leader in his church and Community. He is safely home in the arms of His Lord, but his presence will be truly missed here on earth.

Bill and Bonnie Usbeck
   Posted Wed January 02, 2013
We were so saddened to hear of Fritz's passing. We will always remember his leadership and faith. Our prayers to all of you in this untimely death.

Stephen Kelley
   Posted Wed January 02, 2013
I had the honor, with my late and dear wife Janda, to share Sunday school times with Fritz and family for many years - and oh what a joy they were, and what a joy Fritz was, and incessantly jovial and increasingly wise. And I will always treasure our shared family and Fourth of July memories at SunniBuck Farm.

Diane Brisson
   Posted Wed January 02, 2013
"Well done good and faithful servant, enter into your Masters Rest" are the words that Fritz heard upon his entrance into the Kingdom. Fritz was truly an example of what a Godly man epitomizes! To His Family..We know how truly painful this loss is to you all, and for that we are truly sorry .. Love to you all and our prayers will continue that God will heal your broken hearts. In Christs most unfailing Love....The Brissons

Colleen Ryf
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
The world is a better place because Fritz was in it. I am forever blessed with fond memories of his humor and kindness. I have faith that Fritz is at peace and pray for the comfort of Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Christian.

Gina Conway
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
To his family and (Rebecca)
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Gina

Don Hendricks
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
Dear Sarah and family, I have thought of you with fondness over the years. My sorrow for your loss of your husband whom I would have loved to meet. Grace and comfort from the Lord are my prayers for you.

Pastor Don Hendricks, Sun Lakes AZ

Peter Weeks
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
Fritz was a friend & classmate at Salisbury - all of us will miss him.

Marshall Levin & Jacqueline Francis
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family every day. God bless you and give you peace.

--Marshall & Jacqueline

The Heilig Family
   Posted Fri January 04, 2013
God bless your family in your sorrow. Mr. Heidgerd was a wonderful example of a husband and father. We will be remembering you often in our prayers.

Barbara Sweetman
   Posted Fri January 04, 2013
Rebecca, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts are with you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers as you go through this very sad time together and find comfort in remembering the good times. Barbara

Murry Corito
   Posted Fri January 04, 2013
I am so saddened on the passing of my friend and advisor Fritz. For many years we both worked together at the Nationa Safety Council, as advisor and friend. His dedication to the safety and health to the citizens of South Florida will be remembered for many years. He was a most valuable member of the Board of Directors always directing us to one of most successful safety councils in the nation. We will all miss his energy, intellegence, and all around good person. Bless you, Fritz.

Dr. John Strubhar
   Posted Fri January 04, 2013
Dear Sarah and family: Thank you so much for your phone call about the untimely death of your dear husband and father. I'm still in a state of stunned disbelief. I had the privilege of working with Fritz for seven years as we served together to assist in the turnaround of a church that had lost its soul. His insight and energy always was a welcomed assist. Please know that our hearts go out to each of you. When answers aren't enough, Jesus is! Please rest in His love and care. Fritz's legacy as a man of God, a trusted friend, a brilliant legal mind and a great husband and father will continue to live on! Our love and prayers are extended to you. John & Sandy Strubhar

Lana Armstrong
   Posted Fri January 04, 2013
Fritz was loved by many but most of all his wife, I believe
Fritz would want his dedicated wife to be mentioned. She has taken almost total care of Fritz for many painful months and has hardly left his side. She displayed God's love for her husband and is an example to us all of unselfish and unconditional love. Lana Armstrong

Annette and Robert Henderson
   Posted Sat January 05, 2013
Dear Sarah and family.
We are so sorry for your loss,our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ian, Edna, Glen and Ryan Smith Co. Cavan. Ireland
   Posted Sat January 05, 2013
To Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Christian.
Our sincerest and heartfelt sympathies at this sad time. You all were Fritz's pride and joy.
Fritz was a true Christian gentleman and we have so many fond memories of being in his company when we visited Florida and also on your trips to Ireland.
We were honoured to have him as our groomsman on our wedding day in Donegal July 1991 . Like all Fritz's roles he carried out his duties on the day to perfection and delighted everyone with his witty good humour.
It was an honour to know Fritz ,our love,our thoughts and our prayers are with all of you now and in the difficult days ahead. May God bless you all.

Mark, Rina and Nicolas
   Posted Sat January 05, 2013
Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Christian,
We hope you will be able to remember your fondest memories with Fritz. Our prayer's for you to have peace, and love throughout your life with all your wonderful family memories of him. From what we know of Fritz, he brought joy not only to your lives, but to all around him. God bless his life, and all of you.

Much love, Mark, Rina and Nicolas.

Ductan Family
   Posted Sun January 06, 2013
We send our deepest condolences to the Heidgerd family. We consider you all as family and this lost has affected us greatly.

Si moun te ge pou vua, pou'm te kembe fr moun sou te a toujou, me bon dieu pru le na bra le. Ke nou li glorifie

Translation: If I had a say so, I would keep my brother here on earth, But the Lord took him under his wing. Let his name be glorified.

Frederick Heidgerd and family we love you. Stay strong, Let's not say goodbye But see you later.

Jonathan and Faith Burnham
   Posted Sun January 06, 2013
Dear Sarah and family: We were so sorry and shocked to hear about Fritz. We appreciated him greatly at the church, and always looked forward to seeing your family. You all were bright shining lights of encouragement. Fritz had a wonderful way of friendliness that made all who knew him feel right at home. We pray for you and the kids that the God of all Comfort will saturate you with His love, and you will feel the prayers of all who love you.

Adamus Family
   Posted Sun January 06, 2013
Dear Sarah,Mr Fritz was an inspiring soul. We have been honoured to have met you and your wonderful Family. My boys loved Fritz from the moment they met. In that short time we have been blessed with joyfull memories we shall never forget. Our deepest condolences. With heartful of love. Daria Bartosz Dorian &Olivier

Karen Foster
   Posted Mon January 07, 2013
My heart and prayers go out to the Heidgerd Family. I am so sorry for your loss and all the pain you have suffered over the past months. Just know that your Dad/husband/brother is now going to be watching over you. You will start to experience small miracles in your life. He will be there for you. Embrace each of these little, unexplained miracles and understand that he is not gone from your life; now he has the strength and knowledge to know when you really need him. Love & Hugs, Karen Foster (A Fellow Kiwanian)

The Eagen Family
   Posted Mon January 07, 2013
Dear Sarah and Family,

Janet and I were so saddened to hear of Fritz's passing. He was a great guy who loved and took such pride in his family. Every visit to his office started with a half hour of him talking, in glowing terms, about you and the kids.

We will always remember our trip to Ireland. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,

T.J. and Janet Eagen

Jordy and Tera Ensio
   Posted Mon January 07, 2013
Praying that God would wrap all of you up in His loving arms as your mourn Fritz and simultaneously celebrate his life. Your family is dear to our family and our hearts are with you. We remember Fritz as a dedicated husband and father as well as a solid man of God. Heaven has gained a great soul.

Mark & Shelle Ensio
   Posted Mon January 07, 2013
Although we left South Florida in the late 80's, we have always remembered Fritz fondly. He was a man of God who finished well, faithful to his Lord and to his family to the end. We know that he is hearing the words "Well done though good and faithful servant" as he finds rest at last. Sarah, Rebeccah, Rachel and Christian, may God comfort you and give you peace.
Mark & Shelle

Marguerite and Paavo
   Posted Mon January 07, 2013
Dear Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Christian,
We are so grateful to God for putting your family in our lives many years ago, and for a friendship that has endured despite moves and miles of separation. We have always considered you as family and have so many sweet memories.
Fritz was a man of incredible character and integrity who loved God, his family, and serving others. We will all miss him but know he is safely home.
May God bless you and surround you with His comfort and peace.

Darlene and Larry Beckett
   Posted Mon January 07, 2013
Dear Sarah and family,
We grieve with you in your great loss of a loving father and adoring husband. We have watched you suffer this year as you all lovingly walked this painful journey with Fritz. Sarah, no wife has loved her husband more or cared for him more tenderly than you have. You are an example of a servant spirit and Godly spouse. We also celebrate a man that lived by example a Christian, in all areas life! How blessed you are to have had Fritz in your lives till adulthood. How very kind and gracious of God! We fondly remember our sweet dinner with you last March . Sarah, you were baking and making Fritz's favorite foods and bringing him much joy and delight. He smiled the entire evening and kissed you a dozen times! He cherished his family, enjoyed life, and loved God. He also loved to laugh. Fritz was a blessed man to have you as his wife these many wonderful years. May the Lord comfort you all and may you have praise in your hearts to God for the great man and gentle soul that graced your home and lives these many years. ALL IS GRACE! Love, Darlene and Larry Beckett

Jim Bachmann
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Rachel,

I am sorry to hear of your father's passing. Reading the obituary it is clear that he was a strong believer in Christ. We rejoice in knowing that he is at peace now with his Savior where one day (sooner than we all think) you will see him again! I will be praying for you and your family. We miss you in Nashville! May the God of all comfort bless and keep you in the days ahead.

Kristin Ensio Vick
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Dear Sarah and family,
Mom kept me posted as Fritz struggled with cancer and I mourned with you when I heard he passed away. I remember you both and your family fondly. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Clif and Julie Wilcox
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Dear Heidgerd Family,

Our hearts are full with sadness at the loss of your beloved husband and father, Fritz. We can only imagine how much he will be missed in this life, but we do not grieve without hope. We rejoice in the Godly legacy that this wonderful patriarch of your family has left, and look forward to seeing how that legacy brings forth fruit in the years to come. You are and will remain in our prayers. With deepest sympathy, Clif and Julie Wilcox

Davis E. Williams III
   Posted Wed January 16, 2013
To The Heidgerd Family, I am deeply sorry for the loss of our KA brother, Fritz, your husband, father & brother; he was an outstanding young man.

Carter Pfaff
   Posted Sat February 09, 2013
You would always do puzzles with me and help me with the outer pieces and play jokes such as saying " what's that on your shirt ? " and hit my nose. You will be greatly missed. Thank you for all the good memories.

Carter Pfaff

Sarah (Alichwer) Nadeau
   Posted Tue February 12, 2013
Dear Heidgerd Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Although its been years, I will never forget his caring and funny personality. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Sarah (Alichwer) Nadeau

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