Ronald J. Fritsch of Rubicon formerly of Sussex passed away at home Wednesday, July 13, 2016 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 75 years. He was born December 13, 1940 in Madison, the son of Emery and Fama (nee Ternes) Fritsch. Ron was an electrical engineer who worked for Cutler Hammer/Eaton Corporation his entire career of 41 years. He held nine patents for motor control centers. Ron loved to travel, and as Chairman of the NEMA Standards Committee, which met semi-annually throughout North America, he was able to choose the meeting sites which encouraged many spouses to join their husbands at those national meetings. This gave them the ability to sightsee and travel throughout North America. Ron & Doris (nee Gossfeld) exchanged wedding vows June 22, 1963 and for 53 years they shared their love and life raising two children and traveling throughout the country. Ron was very involved with his churches. When he lived in Sussex, he was a charter member of Faith Ev. Lutheran Church. He was Chairman of the Building Committee that built the initial church, and oversaw it’s expansion. After moving to Rubicon, he became a member of Peace Lutheran Church. He was on the building committee, as a committee member he helped with the renovation and expansion of both the school and church facilities. Ron an avid golfer, thoroughly enjoyed his weekly tee time with his long standing golf buddies, Don, Fred, and Carl. Family was very important to Ron, and he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Ron is survived by his loving wife Doris of 53 years, his loving children Linda (Mark) Neuwirth of Iowa, and Andrew (Jackie) Fritsch of Richfield and precious grandchildren Michelle (fiancée Brandon Luppen) Neuwirth, Nicholas Fritsch, and his brothers David (Carol) Fritsch of Monona, Donald (Janet) Fritsch of McFarland, also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Family will receive relatives and friends Friday, July 22, 2016 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hartford. Memorial service will follow at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Paul Waldschmidt will officiate. Private internment. Memorials to Peace Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer’s Association would be appreciated.