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Submitted by: Joan Johnson

Patty Fritsch, age 77, of Tampico, Illinois, died Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at her home in Tampico, Illinois. 

Patty was born August 5, 1936, the daughter of William and Gertrude (Johnson) Tornow. She was united in marriage to Gary Fritsch on August 19, 1956. She worked at Harper Wyman of Sterling for 9 years and Sterling Multi Products in Prophetstown for three years. Patty was a member of the Tampico Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband Gary Fritsch of Tampico; two sons Tom (Melodie) Fritsch of Tampico and Rod (Rhonda) Fritsch of Rockford; three grandchildren, Traci (Ben) Sandrock,  Terra (Joe) Wittenauer, Emily Fritsch; five great-grandchildren; one brother George (Nancy) Tornow of Tampico; one sister Delores Cassens of Polo, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Corey Fritsch in 1972; and one brother, Donald Tornow.

Cremation rites were accorded. Graveside services will be conducted on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Tampico Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Laird, pastor officiating.

Garland Funeral Home in Tampico is handling the arrangements. 

Condolences may be sent to: www.garlandfuneralhome.com

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