Evona Edith Fritsch, nee Stolte, 78, Owensville, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Sunrise of Des Peres, Des Peres.
Evona, daughter of the late Edwin Stolte and wife Elda, nee Brueggemann, was born Aug. 27, 1935, in New Haven. She was united in marriage to Jack L. Fritsch May 17, 1958, at First Methodist Church, Washington. Evona graduated from Washington High School in 1953. She was employed as a secretary for the Metropolitan St. Louis Chamber of Commerce. She also was a secretary to the assistant auditor of the Federal Reserve Bank and secretary to Maplewood mayor, Sterling Davidson. Evona spent a year in Denver, Colo., working before returning to Missouri to marry her husband. More recently, she was employed for many years as a bookkeeper at Bade Appliance Center, Owens-ville, and was the church secretary of St. Peter's U.C.C. for 22 years, prior to her retirement in 2012. She was a member of St. Peter's U.C.C. and St. Peter's Dorcas Circle.
Evona was preceded in death by her husband, Jack L. Fritsch; parents, Edwin and Elda Stolte; and three brothers, Earl Stolte, Carl Stolte and Roy Stolte.
She is survived by two sons, Kirk Fritsch and wife Alice, Kirkwood, and Eric Fritsch and wife Rebecca, Des Peres; one brother, Byron Stolte and wife Leoda, Washington; two sisters, Enola Borgmann, Union, and Elaine Borgmann, Washington; one sister-in-law, Esther Stolte; two grandsons, Jack Fritsch and Samuel Fritsch; her best friend since childhood, Babs Kormeier, New Haven; numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; and many friends.
A funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 20, at St. Peter's U.C.C., Owensville, with the Rev. Christopher Ross officiating.
Burial was in Owensville City Cemetery, Owensville.
Memorials may be given to St. Peter's U.C.C., Owensville.
The Fritsch family was served by Gottenstroeter Funeral Home, Owensville.
Published in The Missourian on September 21, 2013