Vonda K., nee Blum, Fritsche, 53, of New Athens, IL; born on October 6, 1964 in Red Bud, IL; passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Fritsche was a Pharmacy Technician and she loved her work family at Copperbend Pharmacy. She attended St. Agatha Catholic Church. Vonda enjoyed playing bingo and shopping, mostly for her grandkids. She loved taking Harley rides with her husband and listening to John Cougar Mellencamp and Bob Seger. Most of all, Vonda loved spending time and being with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Guilford “Gilly” and Patsy, nee Maher, Blum.
Vonda is survived by her loving husband – Todd Fritsche whom she married on October 10, 1980 in Belleville, IL. Her children – Chad (Ashley) Fritsche of Murray, KY; Brandon (Megan) Fritsche of New Athens, IL; Erica (Chad) Brueggemann of New Athens, IL. Her grandchildren – Kyle Fritsche; Bradon Fritsche; Brantley Fritsche; Nash Brueggemann; Annie Brueggemann. Three sisters – Gina (Sam) Houston of Baldwin, IL; Lynn (Glenn) Sauerwein of Walsh, IL; Rocky Koenig of Lakeland, FL. Also surviving are her favorite aunt and uncle; Linda and Johnny Maher of New Athens and by her beloved dog – Cooper.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the American Cancer Society.
Visitation: Friends may call at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m..
Funeral: A prayer service will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. with Father Mark Reyling officiating.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.