Helen “Pat” Fritsch, 74, Green Bay, widow of a Stevens Point athletic great, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, following a six-year battle with fallopian tube cancer.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum in Green Bay, with the Rev. Kenneth De Groot, O. Praem, officiating.
Vistiation will be at the West Mason Malcore Funeral Home in Green Bay from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and at the chapel mausuoleum from 9:30 a.m. Friday until the services.
Mrs. Fritsch was born April 3, 1926, in Janesville, a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (McCarthy) Campion.
She received training in X-ray technology from St. Anthony’s School of Radiology and was employed at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Green Bay, where she met her husband, Ted, when he injured a knee during a football game.
She was married to Ted Fritsch on Dec. 27, 1947, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Janseville. He died Oct. 4, 1979.
(Ted Fritsch set a number of football, baseball and basketball records at Central State Teachers College, now the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and went on to play football for the Green Bay Packers, basketball for the Oshkosh All-Stars and minor league baseball. A number of his relatives live in the Portage County area.)
After his death, she was employed by ShopKo General Offices as an accounts payable clerk for 11 years until her retirement.
Survivors include two daughters, Maryfran Fritsch and Tary (Tom) Bowker, both of Green Bay; two sons, Ted (Roberta) Jr., Marietta, Ga., and Tom (Christine), Green Bay; one sister, Ruth (Fred) Weber, Janesville; and 13 grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Fran Campion.