Mrs. Francis J. Fritz


Mrs. Francis J. Fritz, 89, nee Helen Bertha Maurer of Harper, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Hilltop Village in Kerrville.

A funeral mass was celebrated Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Harper with the Rev. Mike Peinemann officiating. Peggy Ernst was organist and Cookie Wilke, vocalist.

Interment followed at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation was held Saturday morning at the church, prior to a rosary service that began at 1 p.m.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Fritz was born Jan. 12, 1924, in Harper, the daughter of Henry Maurer and Anna Gammenthaler Maurer. She married Francis Jacob Fritz on April 26, 1944, in Harper. He preceded her in death.

She was a member of the cafeteria staff in the Harper Independent School District and was a school bus driver, as well.

A lifelong member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Mrs. Fritz was a member of the St. Ann’s Society.

Mrs. Fritz is survived by eight daughters, three sons and spouses, including Joyce and John Rowoldt of San Angelo; Barbara and Roger Roeder, San Antonio; Jeanette and Herb Waller, Grapevine; Genny and Alan Massey, Meliss and Bill Machen, Bernadine and Bob Dittmar and Ken and Cheryl Fritz, all of Kerrville; Loraine and John Parsons of San Antonio; Keith and Melissa Fritz, Stoutland, Mo.; Ramona Fritz, Harper, and Terrell and Michelle Fritz, Fredericksburg.

Survivors also include 20 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a sister, Gertrude Maurer of Harper.

She is also survived by three sisters-in-law, including Leona Maurer of Nazareth, Texas; Marge Fritz, Fredericksburg and Marilyn Lange, Harper.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Fritz was preceded in death by one son, Dennis J. Fritz; five brothers: Walter Maurer, Lawrence Maurer, Clemens Maurer, Robert Maurer and Alfons Maurer, and three sisters: Eldie Fritz, Lottie Reeh and Sister Melissa Maurer.

Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church, the Alzheimer’s Association, Peterson Hospice or to the charity of choice.

Pallbearers included Brian Marschall, Scott Marschall, Lander Waller, Spencer Waller, Trey Dittmar, Edmund Fritz, Brey Parsons, Chase Parsons, Jacob Fritz and Chris Fritz.

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