Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Alumni Obituaries

Robert Fritsch



On Friday, February 4, 2005 of Baldwin. Soul mate of Marsha Fritsch; father of
Robert Jr. & Matthew; beloved son of Lavina & the late Lawrence
Fritsch; beloved son-in-law of Edward & Eleanor Moore; brother of Barry
Fritsch; brother-in-law of Ellen Moore, Eileen (Tom) Marucci; uncle of Kelly
(Bill) Monroe & son, Zach, Kevin (Tammy) McCracken & daughter, Kaetlyn
and Martin Thomas Marucci. Mr. Fritsch, while serving in the U.S. Army as a
Specialist Four, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device
for heroism in connection with ground operations against a hostile force in the
Republic of Vietnam on April 13, 1970. The Service Battery, 1st Battalion, 39th
Artillery came under intense enemy fire while Mr. Fritsch was sleeping. He
awoke to the sounds of impacting mortars and immediately took a defensive
position on the perimeter. When he realized the desperate need for more
ammunition, Mr. Fritsch fearlessly volunteered to make re-supply runs to three
different batteries. Bob was a loving husband and father.