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Fletcher Benjamin Hartz

Fletcher Benjamin Hartz

Fletcher Benjamin Hartz was born August 22, 2014 in Conway, Arkansas to Ben Hartz and Nicole Engelkes Hartz of Little Rock, Arkansas. Fletcher entered his eternal reward on February 1, 2017.

Fletcher was a somewhat shy, somewhat sly, brown-headed bruiser that was destined to give the girls fits. He loved his sister Caroline very much, but also delighted in pestering her. Fletcher was a lover of the great outdoors, and felt right at home there, especially at his beloved Crooked Creek.

Fletcher was destined to be an engineer. Most toys held no fascination for him, but did he ever love electronic switches and whatever they operated. Unlike most children his age, he would sit and watch the electric train for long periods without ever trying to grab it or knock it off the rails. He also delighted in games of “gobble-gobble” go seek with Caroline, his cousins and other friends.

In addition to his immediate family, Fletcher is survived by his great-grandmother Sarah B. Hartz of Stuttgart; grandparents: Jack and Cheryl Engelkes of Conway, and Greg and Janet Hartz of Little Rock; aunts and uncles: Meredith and Luke Shelton of Little Rock, and Abby and Gracie Engelkes of Conway; and cousins: Jake and Hunter Shelton of Little Rock.

Prayer vigil will be at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church on February 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. with visitation immediately following. We will celebrate Fletcher’s life with a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers donates should be made to the St. Mark's Episcopal Day School. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home,

Condolence Book

"Greg and family, keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. "
Shannon and Frank McKinney | Little Rock, AR

"Our hearts are broken for you in this tremendous loss. What a beautiful child and family. I pray that you feel all of the love and prayers being lifted up for you. Our sincerest sympathy. The Steve Beeler Family"
Steve & Cynthia Beeler | Harrison, AR

"There no words to express how sorry we are to hear about Fletcher, but we just wanted wanted you to know we are thinking of you.

Margaret & Jeremy"

Margaret & Jeremy Seago | St. Louis, MO


Prayers are lifted for you and your family. Your loss is immeasurable and God's peace is enduring. He alone provides comfort during our darkest hours. May you rely on his strength as well as that of your family and friends. I will pray for all you.

Leta "

Leta Ruple | Maumelle, AR

"Ben and Nicole,

My husband and I and our son Robert are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you for God's peace and strength during this very difficult time."

Michelle Mann | Little Rock, AR

"My heart breaks for your entire family. There are no words to make this better, but I hope you are able to find comfort in the love and support that surrounds you. "
Amy Abdella | Little Rock, AR

"I am so very sorry for your loss. "

"To Greg and Janet
My heart is broken and my love and prayer surround you and your beautiful family.
Sr Deborah"

Sister Deborah Troillett | Silver Spring, MD

"Greg and Janet,
We are praying hard for you and especially Ben and Nicole. We are hurting for you and the rest of your beautiful, wonderful family. May God bless you all immeasurably.
Much love,
Ruben & Janet "

Ruben and Janet Johnson | Niceville, FL

"Our hearts are broken for your loss. We pray that you will feel and experience God's presence during your deep grief. You have our love, prayers and support."
Ted and Mary Ann Gammill | Little Rock, AR

"Greg, Janet and family, Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Edward And Peggy Peek"
Ed and Peggy Peek | Little Rock, AR

"Ben & family,
I am so sorry for the loss or your precious child. There are no words right now to express the depths or your loss. Just wanted you all to know I am praying for you to find peace and comfort. I hope your memories of this sweet baby and your faith will give you strength. Again, I am praying for all of you and so sorry for this tragic loss.

Dana G Loyd | Little Rock, AR

"Hartz Family, my heart breaks for you. So sorry for the loss of your precious child and grandchild. Praying for you. "
Theresa Southern | Franklin, TN

"Ben. , So sorry for your loss
May God be with you and your family .
My heart breaks for each and every one of you.
Fletcher was a beautiful boy .
Gin Taylor"

Gin Taylor | Cabot, AR

"Steve and I have you all in our prayers. Our hearts hurt for you. "
Steve and Diana Boone | Conway , AR

"Ben and Nicole-

What we would do to be able to be there to give you both hugs and cry with you all. We are so thankful for the time we got to spend with Fletcher and see his absolutely adorable personality during our last trip to the states. I will forever remember his love for fans! We have no words other than the fact that we have not stopped praying for you two and Caroline. We pray that His Truth comforts and guides you through today and the days ahead. We love you all!

Josh and Emily RIchardson | Africa, AR

"Sweet Fletcher will be greatly missed. Praying for the entire family during this time of healing."
Suzanne Pennington | fayetteville, AR

"Ben and Family.

We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in all of our prayers.

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Elkhart, IN
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"I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I will keep your family in my prayers."
Donna Baldwin | Little Rock, AR

"Heartfelt prayers for our Arkansas family. The love and strength of your families and friends, and almighty God will be your strength in the days ahead. Love to all."
Jim & Nancy Sills | Pine Mtn Valley, GA

"Janet, Greg and family,
Those we have held in our arms for a short while we hold forever in our hearts. May you find peace and comfort.

Sandy Carroll | Sherwood, AR.

"My deepest condolences to you all during this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers."
Sarah Cox Luyet | Conway, AR

"Ben, Nicole and family,
We are heartbroken for your loss. You are continually in our thoughts and prayers. We pray for strength and God's comfort over you during this difficult time."

Darren and Jamie McCrillis | Little Rock, AR

"Dear Greg and Janet, Ben and Nicole, Luke and Meredith,

Our hearts are breaking for your tragic loss. We are praying for God's healing presence to envelope you and give you His peace and rest.

Keith and Karen"

Keith and Karen Buchanan | Fort Worth, TX

"My thoughts and prayers are shared with your family at this very difficult time. May the peace of God surround and comfort each of you. "
Terri Maier | Stuttgart, AR

"Greg,Janet and Family
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow."

Mannon Walters | Evansville , IN

"Nicole and Ben, I'm so very sorry. My heart aches for you and all your family. What a precious little boy your Fletcher was from all his pictures. May God surround you all with His strength and peace as only He can give. Prayers for you all will continue. "
Carolyn Jones | Conway, AR

"We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are broken for all of you. May God comfort you today and in the days to come. "
Daren and Kathy Crow | Arkadelphia, AR

"So deeply saddened to hear of your loss, Janet. Love and prayers for you and your family."
Martha Lowry | Hot Springs, AR

"My dear Janet and family,
I can't find the words to express the level of sorrow we feel for your family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers everyday. God be with all of you. "

Mary Ann Holt | Lafayette , CO

"Greg my prayers are with you and your family. "
Delena C Hicks | Little Rock , AR

"I have no words to express the heartache I feel for you and your family. May God wrap his loving arms around your family and bring you all peace."
Sonya Wooderson | Sherwood, AR

"We are so sorry for your loss and are praying that God will give you the comfort that only he can supply "
Vickey and Mallory Kirkemier | Conway, AR

"We love you and are so sorry. We pray that God will wrap you in his peace and comfort."
Luke and Melissa Hunt | Blacksburg, VA

"Sweet Nicole, my heart is broken for you and Ben and Caroline. Please know we are praying fervently for you guys and love you all so much. "
Mand, Arron and Judd Asberry | Wilmington, NC

"With sincere sympathy and prayers for all of you."
Nancy Moix | Conway, AR

"Greg, Janet, Ben and family,
I am so sorry to hear about this tragic loss. I am praying for you and your family. He was such a beautiful child and reminds me so much of Ben when he was little. You are in my heart and my prayers.
Much love,

Suzan Hayden Wellborn | Shreveport, LA

"Nicole, I am so sorry to hear this. Sending prayers and hugs. "
Martha Helton | Dallas, TX



"I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We will be praying for your sweet family. May you find the peace that only God can supply. "
Rhonda Russell | Little Rock, AR

"I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful little boy. May the Lord bless you and keep you in this difficult time."
Tracy Slabaugh | Little Rock, AR

"I'm sending my condolences to the family. God give you peace and comfort. "
Andrea McGahan | Cabot , AR

"Janet,Greg and Family. So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts. Bonnie Gatliff and family."
Bonnie Gatliff | little rock, AR

"I am heartbroken for the Hartz family. I'm confident that little Fletcher was received with open arms."
Lila Gillham | , AL

"Greg, Janet & Family,
May God give you the strength and comfort only he can provide during this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Debbie & Jody Carreiro | Little Rock, AR

""From your Falcon Jet and MHL football family, we all have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers""
Brian Shudrowitz | Little Rock, AR

"Ben and Nicole,
We are beyond heartbroken for you and your family. The pain you're feeling is one no parent should ever have to experience. Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with you. "

David and Lacey Edrington | Little Rock , AR

"I do not know your family, but my heart aches for your loss. There is nothing more precious than our children. I will be praying for peace and comfort for your family🙏🏻"
Jody Crain | Maumelle, AR

"So sorry for your loss Prayers for all"
Glenda Bednar | Stuttgart, AR

"So sorry for your loss. What a precious child. Prayers!! "
Mary Coleman | Little Rock, AR

"Greg and family, praying for God to give you comfort and strength today and in the days ahead."
Beverly Johnson | Ward, AR

"You have my deepest sympathy. Prayers for all of you .
Sincerely, Peggy Mitchell"

Peggy Mitchell | Little Rock, AR

"Greg, Janet and Family, please accept our heartfelt condolences. We are praying for your peace. "
Tim and Sandy Kizer | Fayetteville , AR

"Greg and family,
There are no words...may God's peace that surpasses all understanding be with you."

Cortney Allison | Little Rock, AR

"Janet & Greg , please accept my sincere condolences . Your entire family is lifted in prayer. May God comfort you daily.SZhZiPZ"
Jeannette Berlau Falkner | Fort Smith, AR

"Greg and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Sincerely, Jami Pfeiffer"

Jami Pfeiffer | Maumelle, AR

"Many prayers for your family during this time."
Machell Dailey | Little Rock , AR

"Praying over your family for healing, peace, and sound mind. May the peace that passes all understanding reside in you. You are loved and accepted by the Father and He grieves with you. Much love Cheryl. "
Patti Jones Rivers | El Dorado, AR

"Greg and Janet,
So very sorry for your loss. Praying God's peace and comfort for your family in the days ahead.
Terry and Jeannie White

Terry and Jeannie White | Little Rock, AR

"We are praying for you. My heart shattered when I heard. Prayers for comfort and peace that passes understanding. "
Mindy Hodges | NLR, AR

"To you Janet, your son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter, I am beyond sad for your loss of Fletcher. I was so saddened today to learn this sweet boy was yours. I am praying now and will continue to pray for you in the days to come.

Cindy Poole Williams | Malvern , AR

"Janet. So sorry for your loss. Your family is in mine and Paul's prayers"
Barbara Beauchamp Taylor | Malvern

"So sorry for your loss sending you prayers love and hugs🙏🏻"
Nancy Wood | Flint, MI

"Nicole, please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May Gods strength be with you."
Teresa and Milton Huff | Conway, AR

"Dear Ben and Nicole,Janet and Greg,

Loosing your beautiful child and grandchild is an unfathomable loss. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you through this very difficult time,

Mary Healey"

Mary Healey | Little Rock, AR

"Ben and Nicole,
I was heartbroken when I found out that you had lost your son. Ben, you were always one of the nicest people I've had the pleasure of dealing with. I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. "

Celeste Knight Watson | Maumelle , AR

"Greg and family. I'm so sorry for your loss. But just know that all will be well and you'll be together again. "
Sharon Smith Worsencroft | Erda , UT

"Ben, Nicole, and Caroline:

The light that little Fletcher brought to your lives was extinguished far too soon. While him not being in our lives anymore is a travesty, the world was a better place for him being here. May he watch over us with curiosity and fascination.

Y'all are in our prayers eternal.


Jim & Mary"

Jim & Mary Swift | Alexandria, VA

"My heart breaks for you. I have no words. May God hold you in his arms and give you peace. You will all be in my prayers.

God's Love,
Judy Brazier"

Judy Brazier | Hot Springs, AR

"So sorry for your loss, we were heartbroken when we learned what happened. You're in our thoughts."
Brandon and Rachel Harsell | St. Louis, MO

"Greg, Dan & I suffer with you because we know how much you loved your little Fletcher & all your grandchildren. No words suffice. Peace be with you and yours. 🙏"
Dan & Rita Medlock | Little Rock

"There are no words to say other than may the Lord bless you and keep you all ! My love !!!"
Amy K Harrod (Bonnie Engelkes) | Little Rock, AR

"To the family and friends of Fletcher,
I'm so saddened to hear of his passing --Prayers lifted up for all of you -- have had all of you in my thoughts since I heard this sad news."

Vicki Banks - Carter | MALVERN, AR

"My heart aches for your loss, cannot wrap my arms around this but feel that when the sun comes out above it's your angel smiling down and letting you know he's building above and watching over you!!"
Ann rogers | Little Rock

"Dear Greg and Janet and family,

I know this hurt too well.

The Comforter cares for you and
there is no darkness in Him.

Abide in Him and these waves
will surely pass.

You are and will be
in my heartfelt love and prayers.

Stephen Hallett

Stephen Hallett | Prairie Grove, AR

"Greg, Janet and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart is broken for you and your son and daughter in law and entire family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God's peace surround you and comfort you."

Marsha Allbritton | Little Rock, AR

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