Janet D. Fritz, age 69, of Elkhart Lake, Wis., passed away Monday morning, June 6, 2011, at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, where she had been a patient the past four days.

She was born Dec. 6, 1941, a daughter of Oren and Marion (Jackson) Pfeifer.

She graduated from Port Washington High School June 7, 1956.

On July 1, 1961 she was married to David C. Fritz, at St. John Lutheran church in Plymouth. The couple made their home in Sheboygan, Plymouth and Janet later made her home in Elkhart Lake.

She had been employed at Pine Hills Country Club and then for more than 20 years at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility.

She had been a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sheboygan, St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth and is currently a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Elkhart Lake.

Janet enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, working in her gardens and tending to her home.

Survivors include one daughter, Brenda (Roland) Handel of Howards Grove; one son, Kurt Fritz (fiancée Diane Wallace) of Plymouth; three grandchildren, Matthew Fritz, Derek and Sydney Handel; two sisters, Barbara Mueller of Baileys Harbor and Sharon (Daniel) Fritz of the town of Plymouth; and her two special friends Mary and Jeannie.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother in-law, Richard Mueller.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 7pm, Friday June 17, at the Schneider Funeral Home in Plymouth. The Rev. Peter Peitsch, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church will officiate. Inurnment will take Place in Greenbush Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 5pm until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers memorial funds will be established in Janet’s name. Online condolences may be sent to www.schneiderlifetributes.com.

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