Dorothy M. Fritz
Dorothy M. (Todd) Fritz, age 96,
passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at St. Francis Home.
Dorothy was born on July 19, 1923 in
Fond du Lac, WI, a daughter of Herbert and Marie (Grassl) Todd. She graduated
from L.P. Goodrich High School in 1941. She was a self-described tomboy who loved
basketball, ice skating, and horseback riding in her youth. These activities
led to a sportswear modeling experience for young women’s athletics.
After graduation, Dorothy worked at
Berndt Printing as a secretary until her marriage in 1948 to Victor J. Fritz at
St. Patrick’s Church. She loved being a
mother, homemaker and a faithful member of the Catholic community including St.
Patrick’s, St. Joseph’s, Holy Family and her cherished St. Francis chapel. For
many years she worked with the Catholic Women, parish events, as a Girl Scout
leader, hospital volunteer, the Fond du Lac Senior Center, and St. Francis Home
Dorothy also enjoyed golfing with
Vic, her ladies’ golf leagues, bowling, bridge and working with her ’41 classmates
on all of their reunion committees. She continued this gathering of classmates
in her later years as chair at monthly lunches staying connected to her extended
classmates and friends.
Her greatest joys, after Vic died in 1986, were all the years spent
with her grandchildren.
Dorothy is survived by her three
daughters: Susan (John) Zacherl, Karen Pitchford, and Barbara (David) Bossenbroek,
all of Fond du Lac; her grandchildren: Ben (Val)
Pitchford, Olivia (Matt) Schroeder, Katherine (Chris) Domes, Patrick Zacherl, Jennifer
Bossenbroek (Jeremiah Brzozowski), Sara
Bossenbroek and step-grandchildren: John (Jane) Zacherl, Paul (Lisa) Zacherl
and Dean (Kira) Bossenbroek; her great-grandchildren: Maxwell, Amelia and Emmelynn
Pitchford, John Schroeder and step-great-grandchildren: Fern Zacherl, and Alia,
Alek, Amaile, Aven, and Audie Zacherl; and by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her
husband, her parents, her brother, Harold (Bea) Todd, her sisters, Marcella
(Merritt) Bellmer and Viola (Bert) Wille, her sisters-in-law, Mary (Ray) Blackburn
and Irene (Harold) Sieber, and her favorite uncle, Fr. Joseph Grassl.
Visitation will be held on Saturday,
March 7th at St. Francis Home Chapel, 33 Everett St,
from 1:00 to 1:45 pm with liturgy to
follow at 2:00 pm. Internment will take
place at Calvary Cemetery Chapel of the Risen Christ. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed
to St. Francis Home or St. Vincent de Paul.
Dorothy’s family would like to extend
their thanks and appreciation to the wonderful staff of St. Francis Home and
Hospice Hope for their loving care.
Zacherl Funeral Home is serving the