The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

August 15, 2013

Donald Fritchen

RICHLAND — Donald LeRoy Fritchen, 79, of Keller, Texas, formerly of Richland, died late Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Atrium Medical Center, Corinth, Texas.

He was born June 5, 1934, in Richland, the son of William John and Alvina Catherine Weber Fritchen. He grew up in Richland and graduated from Richland High School in 1954. He married Ardith Ann Niece in Richland June 4, 1956. She died April 14, 1992. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of American Legion Post No. 504 in Richland. Don owned and operated the Fritchen Farm Store and co-owned Hinshaw-Fritchen Trailer Sales, both in Richland. These were sold in 1975, and he began farming and also operated a back-hoe service until 1983, when he moved to Texas, where he worked construction and owned and operated a landscaping business until 2004. He was a member of Sts. Joseph & Cabrini Church in Richland.

He is survived by his children, Carlee Rogers (Mark) of Douds, Calista Feidler of Gilbert, Ariz., Steve Fritchen (Megan) of Richland and Scott Fritchen (Janice) of Keller, Texas; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Lucille Frazier (Harold) of Booneville, Ind.; and two brothers, Howard Fritchen (Liz) of Rock Island, Ill., and Bernard Fritchen (Janet) of Rockford, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mother Cabrini Church in Richland; with Rev. Robert Striegel officiating. Burial will be in Richland Friends Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church with the family present from 3-5 p.m. Prayers for a Christian Wake will begin at 5 p.m.

Memorials to the American Legion Camp Sunnyside may be left at the church or mailed to the family at 33807 305th St., Richland, Iowa 52585.

Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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