Sheila M. Fritz

May 1, 1924December 9, 2018

Sheila Mae Fritz -

Of Jackson, passed away peacefully December 9, 2018 at age 94. She was born May 1, 1924 in South Bend, Indiana to Norman and Winifred (Johnson) Kellogg. She is survived by children Kurt (Linda), Craig (Patty), Tom (Dee), Todd (Deborah), David (Karen), Katherine (Leonard), Michael (Tina); 17 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sister, Judith, and brothers Freeborn and Thomas. Sheila was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Rolland; daughter, Janet MacDonald; and brothers, Norman and Schuyler. Sheila raised eight children and then went on to work as a teacher’s aide at JPS and a volunteer for the Allegiance Health “I’m In Charge” Program at area schools. She enjoyed singing in Sweet Adelines and the Jackson Chorale. For many years she was a storyteller and committee member for the annual Jackson Storyfest. She enjoyed genealogy, knitting, Pinochle, puzzles, cooking, political discussion, and watching all of her ball games. MSU was always her favorite team. Sheila’s life was lived with strength, love, and dignity. She was devoted to her husband Rolland, the love of her life, and to her entire family. We have truly been blessed to have known her all our lives and privileged to have had her for our Mother. Cremation has taken place. On January 12, 2019 the family will receive friends at 10:00 am and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 am at the Patience Montgomery Funeral Home. The family would like to thank the staff at Trellis Gardens, her home for the last five years, where she made many friends, and Great Lakes Hospice for their care.


  • Viitation Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 12, 2019

Sheila M. Fritz

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Sally Ann Thompson

December 14, 2018

I had a beautiful chance meeting with Sheila while teaching card crafts at a craft show. We chatted for 30 minutes before we realized Todd was our degree of connection! I remember thinking how lucky Todd was to have such a great Mom! In that brief time, I could feel her kindness, see the sparkling joy in her eyes as she spoke of family, and how happy she was in retirement.
I am so sorry for your loss, and hope all of your wonderful memories sustain you in your grief.