My family, Wilbur Yana (my brother), your patient and I are so sorry for your loss. It&s not easy to have so many life changes in such a short time. We miss you and will always have a high regard for all the good care over the years (since approx. 1966).
Sincerely, Addie Marie Dimmick
I was saddened to read about your loss. It&s hard to understand why people are taken from us, but find comfort in knowing you were a special part of a well-lived life.
We would like to express sincerest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your lovely wife and mother. Though we never had the privilege of meeting her
in person, she was the conversation at a few of our office visits. By those brief conversations, we knew she was a great person. We know she will be greatly miss by everyone, but we also know you will have many loving memories. Our thoughts and
any prayers are with you and yours. Bless you all.
I was saddened to hear of the death of your wife
I have known you for many years but not your wife.
Please accept my sympathies in this time of sorrow.
Jennie (Thieme) LaReau
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Fred and Nancy Butz
Richard Du Charme.
It is heartbreaking to lose someone so close and such a wonderful person, from all descriptions. In your sorrow, I hope the warm and pleasant memories of her are a comfort to all of you. Most of all, I hope you experience the inward comfort God gives.
With deepest sympathy,
We are so sorry about your loss. Eventhough I did not get the opportunity to meet your mother, I can see through you , Ann, what a caring, nurturing and spiritual lady she must have been. We are all praying for you, but Kaycie especially sends you a hug.
Chris, Julie, Clay, Kaycie and Carly
The news carried today brought both a sadness to my heart for your loss, or if you will permit, OUR loss... all of us who were blessed by this special lady. However, I must tell you it also brought a smile to my face and a warm feeling to my spirit with the rush of memories brought about by the effortless smiles and endless kind gestures Fran gifted to me... to all us.
I will be forever grateful to her for the permanent imprint I have of the &Kind and Welcoming Neighbor.& My most exemplary memory, one that I have repeated to hundreds, took place on day #1 for the Webber family in Lafayette. Literally while the moving truck was unloading, this warm, smiling woman came walking through the break in the hedge between your house and ours, and in one hand was a pitcher of lemonade (the green one with the plunger in the center) and in the other, a big plate of chocolate chip cookies... (Although the debate continues as to whether it was a plate of brownies instead, this is my story... ;-)
OH what a DELIGHT!! But not just the snacks... Along with the refreshments; "Hi. I&m Fran Fritch, I live next door and along with my husband John and our children Mara, John, Ann, Beth, and Michael, we want to welcome you to the neighborhood! After you get settled, I hope you will come over so we can get to know you better. In the meantime, if there is anything we can do for you, don&t be afraid to ask." So utterly kind. So totally sincere. So absolutely from the heart.
This is the Fran I came to know, to respect, to appreciate, and to love. I have told countless people that this very scene was the basis for one of Norman Rockwell&s paintings, entitled, "The Neighbor", that he never quite got around to painting...
I thank God for the blessing of knowing your wife - your mother - and for the gift of neighborly love and so many memories of kindness that travel in my spirit up to this very day.
A candle is burning brightly in her name and you are all in my prayers.
Peace, Love, & Light...
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tom & Bethel Kindell
Brook, IN 47922
Jim Carroll (Purdue friend of John)
-- Paula Titus
We were so sorry to hear about Fran. She was a good friend when our families were growing up. Your family will be in our prayers.
Eileen and Jim Bayley