Obit: Fritsch, George Alexander (1880 - 1954)

Contact: Linda Mertens

Surnames: Aller, Augustatis, Fritsch, Fuchsgruber, Hayden, Hoyt, Kronschnabl, Luczak, Nienhaus, Nobel, Phillips, Pribbernow, Scidmore, Sorenson

----Source - Anna Johnson's Scrapbook

George Alexander Fritsch (22 Apr 1880 - 19 Oct 1954)

Funeral services for George Fritsch, 74, were held from St. Louis Catholic church here (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) at 10 a. m. Friday, Oct. 22. The Very Rev. Msgr. Thomas F. Hayden, pastor, officiated at the rites, and the Children's Choir undder the direction of, sister M. Augustatis, organist, sang. Fuchsgruber Funeral service had charge of the arrangements, and burial was in Dorchester Memorial cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Scidmore, Frank Nobel, Leo Luczak, Ed Phillips, Earl Pribbernow, and Joe Aller, sons-in-law of the deceased.

Mr. Fritsch died in St. Agnes hospital, Fond du Lac, Oct. 19 at 12:30 a. m. He had been in ill health for some time, and hospitalized much of the time since he moved from here last January to reside with a daughter after the death of Mrs. Fritsch, which occurred in December of last year.

Survivors include seven daughters and five sons, all of whom were here for their father's funeral. They are Mrs. Frank (Sally) Noble, Mrs. Joe (Rose) Aller, Mrs. Arthur (Evelyn) Hoyt. Mrs. Leo (Helen) Luczak, all of Fond du Lac; Mrs. Ed (Margaret) Phillips, Michigan; Mrs. Robert (Theresa) Scidmore, Milwaukee; Mrs. Earl (Dorothy) Pribbernow, Urban, Arthur and George Fritsch, all of Sheboygan; Leo Fritsch, Portsmouth, Va.; and Peter Fritsch, Phoenix, Ariz.

Also surviving are 28 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Kronschnabl, Dorchester, and Mrs, Hans Sorenson, Mt. Morris, Mich., and a brother, Anton Fritsch, Dorchester. Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

George Fritsch was born April 22, 1880. in the Town of Maple Grove, Manitowoc county, where be spent his youth. On Oct. 14, 1902, he and Rose Nienhaus were married in East Wrightstown, Brown county. They resided in Brown county for 20 years following their marriage, moving here about 32 years ago. After farming in the Town of Mayville for 15 years, the family moved to the village, where he had lived until going to Fond du Lac last January. In October of 1952 they celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage quietly at their home here in deference to Mrs. Fritsch's health.



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