Kathryn Fritsch


Kathryn Fritsch - Rochester, MN

Kathryn Fritsch, 98, of rural Rochester died Saturday, September 21,2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, MN. Kathryn was born in the Richardton, North Dakota area. On January 20, 1941 she married Charles Fritsch, Jr. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Rochester. Kathryn worked and retired from St. Mary’s Hospital/Mayo Clinic in Rochester and was a longtime member of St. Bridget’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing cards, watching the Minnesota Twins and life on the farm. Family was everything to her.

Survivors include her four sons: Ronald (Donna), Dennis (Diane) and Thomas (Janet) all of Rochester and Kevin of Farmington, MN; a daughter Julie Neunsinger (Mark Kipp) of Chatfield, MN; seven grandchildren: Michelle (Richard) Ott-Lind, Kristen (David) Strong, Ashle (Jeremy) Kanne, Zachary Neunsinger, Afton (Jacob) Blix, Aubry Fritsch, and Jacob Fritsch-Monzel; six great grandchildren: Olivia, Emma, Sophia, Harper, Hudson, and Kaitlyn; three brothers: Henry (Angie) Schank of Dickinson, ND, Nick (Bridget) Schank of Mandan, ND and John Schank of San Pablo, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles; her parents, Jacob and Katherena Schank; four sisters: Rosa Schank, Magdalena Schank, Helen Sutton and Anna Malerich; and three brothers: George Schank, Aron Schank and Ernest Schank.

Kathryn’s Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 5 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Simpson, MN with the Rev. Kevin Connolly officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will follow the Funeral Mass in the St. Bridget’s Church cemetery.

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