Submitted by Melva Taylor
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
October 3, 1972 - Tuesday, pg. 2, col. 1
Corey D. Fritsch Services Wednesday
Tampico - Funeral rites for Corey Douglas Fritsch, two, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary (Pat Tornow) Fritsch, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Schmitt Chapel, with the Rev. Alan Waisanen of the Tampico Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Schmitt Chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Gary Douglas Fritsch was born Dec. 27, 1969 in Sterling. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, Tom and Rodney at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Tornow of Tampico; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Gordon Buchanan of Albion and maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Emma Johnson of Rock Falls. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Cecil Fritsch; maternal great grandfather, Henry Johnson. An inquest is being held today to determine the cause of death.
*** The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
October 5, 1972 - Thursday, pg. 2, col. 3
Tampico - Services for Corey Douglas Fritsch were at the Schmitt Chapel in Tampico at 2 p.m. The Rev. Alan Waisanen of Tampico Baptist Church officiated. Organist Mrs. Arnold McCauley played special numbers "I'll Be A Sunbeam" and accompanied Miss Mary Peach as she sang "How Great Thou Art." Flowers were cared for by Mrs. John Joe Cooney and Mrs. Norden Scanlon. Interment was in Tampico Memorial Cemetery with James Henrekin, Ronald Keupker, George Hansen and Laverne Mickley serving as Casketbearers.