Obit: Fritsch, Lee E. (1935 - 1958)

Contact: Linda Mertens


Source - Anna Johnson's Scrapbook

(By News-Herald Correspondent)

Lee Emmerson Fritsch (26 July 1935 - 1958)

DORCHESTER - Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Salem Evangelical United Brethren Church here for Lee Emerson Fritsch, 23, of Truth or Consequences, N. M., a former Dorchester resident. The Rev. Harold M. Carlson, pastor of the Bethesda Covenant Church of Rockford, Ill., present home of the youth's parents, will officiate and burial will be made in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.

Fritsch was shot to death Thursday when he-showed up for a date in the New Mexico city with his girl friend, Corrine Scott, 23. The girl's father was arrested for the shooting, Police said that when Fritsch showed up for his date with Corrine, Scott objected strenuously and started shooting.

The body will repose at the home of Miss Edna Paulson in Dorchester beginning Tuesday. A private family service will be held there at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Fritsch was born at Dorchester, July 26, 1935. He received his elementary and high school education at Rockford, Ill., attended college two years, at Logan, Utah, and received his degree at Pullman, Wash. He has been employed by The State Game Department in New Mexico since February.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emery Fritsch, Rockford, Ill., former Dorchester residents; one brother, Jon Fritsch, Rockford, Ill.; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thomas, Rothschild; and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. John Fritsch, Spencer.




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