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Frederick Richart services Saturday, February 2

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Frederick G. Richart, Jr., age 60 of Demotte, Ind., formerly of Valparaiso, Ind., passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

He was born June 19, 1952 in Madison, Wis., the son of Frederick G. and June (Bowell) Richart, Sr.

Surviving are his daughter, Darcy (Dan) Fritts of Demotte, his mother June Richart of Sebring, Fla., three grandchildren, Colin, Ethan and Aiden Fritts and his siblings, Cathie Beasley, Bruce Richart, Christine Bennett and John Richart, I.

His father Frederick G. “Fritz” Richart preceded him in death.

Fred was a retired Valparaiso Police Detective and a Narcotic coordinator. He was a US Army Veteran and a member of the Valparaiso FOP, the American Legion and the Grace Fellowship Church in Demotte. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St. Valparaiso, Ind., with Pastor Timothy Hester officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.

Visitation will be Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bartholomew Funeral Home. To sign a guestbook for Fred, please visit


Posted 2/1/2013