Pat H. Foley & Company

1200 West 34th Street, Houston, TX


Cheryl Rae Fritsche

November 7, 1944August 20, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce that Cheryl Barnes Fritsche was called Home to our Lord on August 20, 2020. She was a faithful and active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, including the Bereavement Committee and the LWML Night Circle. Cheryl’s life was defined by her steadfast faith in Christ and love for her family. Cheryl cherished her roots in the Houston Heights community and was an active member and volunteer at the Houston Heritage Society. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Alvin Fritsche. Cheryl was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Edna Mae Kaiser Barnes. Born – November 7, 1944 Baptized – Dec. 10, 1944 by Rev. Elmo E. Miertschin at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Houston, TX Confirmed – March 31, 1958 by Rev. Elmo E. Miertschin at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Houston, TX Married Alvin Fritsche on June 2, 1963 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Houston, TX by Rev. Donald Black Survivors include her children: Michael and Sue Fritsche, Kenneth and Lee Fritsche, Rev. Joel and Clarion Fritsche, Erin and Mark Whitfield. Grand children: Joshua Hines, Zachary Fritsche, Jacob Fritsche (Kayla Hold), Michelle Fritsche, Alexandra Whitfield, Ian Whitfield, Viktor Fritsche, Sergei Fritsche, Andrei Fritsche; Sister and brother-in-law: Jan and Ed Nimtz Visitation with the family will be held at Pat H. Foley on Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 5:00-8:00pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5000 W. Tidwell on Wednesday, August 26 at 11:00am, followed by a luncheon at the church. A private committal service will take place after the luncheon. COVID protocols (masks, social distancing, etc.) will be observed at the visitation and the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5000 W. Tidwell, Houston, TX 77091 or Lutheran High North, 1130 W. 34th St., Houston, TX 77018.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 25, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020


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Michelle Henke

August 25, 2020

To the Fritsche Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers and may God be with you until we meet again. Cheryl, was a kind and loving women and she will forever have a special place in our hearts.
Todd & Michelle Henke

Amy Mueschke

August 25, 2020

Alvin, Jan and family,
I am so sorry for this sudden loss of Cheryl. Although I’m an in-law, you all made me part of the family and I tried to keep up with Facebook.

I know she will be remembered by so many family members, church friends and anyone really who ever met her. Keep all your happy memories in your hearts and share them together. Love from Amy

Cathy Schreiber

August 25, 2020

Cheryl was always so helpful whenever asked even just to answer a question. My regret is not knowing her longer or better. She always had a smile and hug for everyone. Cheryl lite up a room with her presence. Everyone could tell she had a loving and giving heart and she spread the love of Jesus always. Everyone who knew her will miss her greatly!

Pat Herbrich

August 25, 2020

Cheryl had a true servant heart. Her great capacity for volunteering will be missed by all who benefited from her help. God keep her family in the palm of His hand.

Ken & Pat Herbrich

Alice Hejl

August 22, 2020

My condolences.

Winifred McNamara

August 21, 2020

Such a lovely woman. She was always a joy to talk to and had such a positive outlook. She was especially kind to my daughter when she was a student at Lutheran High North. We all went to a band/choir concert at Abilene Christian University many years ago. Cheryl was responsible for a big group of girls as they traveled to Abilene early. When I arrived at the hotel in the afternoon, I saw a girl hanging out an upper story window. I said to Cheryl, "Who is that kid?" She said, "That would be YOUR DAUGHTER! She was always so gracious even when kids were just being kids. Her ancestors were founding members of Immanuel Lutheran Church - Houston. We had occasion to talk about this history a couple of years back before Immanuel's 100th Anniversary and it was fascinating to me as a member. She knew so much. Prayers for her entire family and especially for Pastor Fritsche and his family.

Scott Mattes

August 21, 2020

Cheryl had such a giving heart and was always ready to share her home with her kids' friends (me being one of them) . Well done good and faithful servant!


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