Monday, October 28, 2013

Verna H. (Blum) Fritz

Verna H. Fritz, age 92, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2013, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center.  Verna was born in Racine on December 23, 1920, daughter of the late Julius and Henrietta (Nee:  Sperber) Blum.

In her earlier years she was employed by the Racine Journal Times, Polansky Grocery Store and the Hamilton Beach Company.  Verna was a member of St John Lutheran Church.  An avid gardener, she also loved puzzles and bowling.  She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her children, John (Susan) Kratochvil of Racine, Joy (Gilbert) Julian of CA; granddaughter, Brittany Kratochvil-Raphael; great-grandchildren, Michael Kratochvil and Joseph Raphael; further survived by her stepchildren, Robert (Denise) Fritz and Linda (Chris) Lee and families; her friends at Lincoln Villas; her nieces and nephews and many friends.   Verna was preceded in death by the two loves of her life, Leonard Fritz and John Kratochvil; her parents; brothers, Richard, Oscar and Otto; and sister, Marie.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Friday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m. Memorials to the Harmony Club or Meals on Wheels have been suggested.

Thank you to everyone who helped care for Verna!

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