|Birth: ||Jul. 8, 1883|
|Death: ||Jan. 13, 1948|
G. D. Fritzsinger and
Wife Killed in Crash
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald D. Fritzsinger, 220 Third street south, were killed Tuesday afternoon in a traffic accident at Carnegie, Pa., when their automobile was struck by a towing truck which had skidded on snow-covered pavement.
The tragedy occurred as the Fritzsingers were en route to their home here after spending the holidays in New York with their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Youngchild. Both were lifelong residents of Wisconsin Rapids and prominent in community affairs.
According to Pennsylvania state police, who conducted an investigation, the collision took place on a curve at the crest of a hill on U. S. Highway 22-30 at the outskirts of Carnegie, eight miles west of Pittsburgh, about 4 o'clock in the afternoon...
Mr. Fritzsinger was senior part-
ner in the Fritzsinger Insurance
agency, founded in 1887 by his
father, the late Edward R. Fritz-
singer. He had conducted the busi-
ness for 45 years. He was a member
of the Elks lodge and the
Knights of Columbus and played an
important role in Wisconsin Rapids
industrial development as secretary
of the Chamber of Commerce
and of the once-active Merchants
and Manufacturers association.
--Lifelong Residents Here--
Born here July 8, 1883, Mr.
Fritzsinger married Irene Brown
October 12, 1911, and she preceded
him in death June 9, 1918. They
had two children, Geraldine (Mrs.
Kenneth Youngchild) of Freeport,
Long Island, N. Y., and Jack E.
Fritzsinger, Wisconsin Rapids, both
of whom survive. On September
28, 1920 Mr. Fritzsinger married
Edith M. Johnson, and they were
the parents of one daughter, Jean
(Mrs. Harold T. Arpin), Madison,
who survives. He is also survived
by a brother, Leonard, Wisconsin
Rapids. Another brother, C. E.
Fritzsinger, died about two months
Mrs. Fritzsinger was born in
Wisconsin Rapids October 3, 1900,
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wil-
liam Johnson, and was active in
club circles here. Besides the
daughter and two step-children,
she is survived by two sisters,
Mrs. D. W. Frederickson and Miss
Helen Johnson, both of Wisconsin
Rapids, and two brothers, 0. E.
Olson, Minneapolis, and William
--excerpt from Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune; Wednesday, January 14, 1948
Funeral services for Mr. and Mrs.
Gerald D. Fritzsinger, who lost their
lives in a traffic accident in Penn-
sylvania Tuesday afternoon, will be
held here Monday morning.
Rites for Mr. Fritzsinger will be
conducted by the Rev. C. W. Gille
at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic church
at 9 a. m., after which the funeral
procession will proceed to the First
Moravian church where services for
Mrs. Fritzsinger will be held at
10:15, the Rev. Herbert T. Kant
officiating. Interment will be in Cal-
Honorary pallbearers for Mr.
Fritzsinger will be Dan McKercher,
L. P. Daniels, H. F. Warsinske,
Henry C. Demitz, Jere Herschleb and
Charles F. Kruger, while active pall-
bearers are to be Charles M. Nash,
Frank J. Henry, Dr. J. K. Goodrich,
Alex Kirschling, Tom Poulos and
W. A. Sprise.
Named as honorary pallbearers
for Mrs. Fritzsinger are Dr. E. J.
Clark, Kenneth McCamley, H. F.
Kruger, R. F. Johnson, T. P. Peeren-
boom and Frank Gill, with active
pallbearers being John Plahmer, Dr.
George Houston, A. J. Crowns,
George E. Smith, S. W. Baranowski
and Arthur Telin.
The bodies are to arrive here Sat-
urday morning and will lie at the
Krohn & Berard Funeral home from
noon Saturday until the time of
services. Prayers for Mr. Fritzsinger
will be said by the Knights of
Columbus at 7:30 Sunday evening.
--Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune; Thursday, January 15, 1948
Edward B. Fritzsinger (1854 - 1902)
Celina Marie Corriveau Fritzsinger (1860 - 1940)
Irene Brown Fritzsinger (1888 - 1918)*
Edith M. Johnson Fritzsinger (1900 - 1948)*
Jeraldine Fritzsinger Youngchild (1912 - 1984)*
Jack E. Fritzsinger (1914 - 1983)*
Jean Fritzsinger Arpin (1922 - 2009)*
Leonard Fritzsinger (1881 - 1951)*
Gerald D. Fritzsinger (1883 - 1948)
Carl Edward Fritzsinger (1889 - 1947)*
Note: Family links courtesy of Roy Mergel and Dawn Kelley.
Created by: Keith
Record added: Dec 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63053072