Hildreth Helen Fritchen, 93, died April 18, 2013 at the Manor
House Care Center in Sigourney. She was born January 12, 1920 to
Earl and Carrie Stull Hartzell near Ollie, Iowa. She graduated from
Ollie High School. On September 6, 1938 she married Clifford Howard
Fritchen in Sigourney. They were life-long residents of Keokuk
County residing at their farm southeast of Sigourney until she moved
to town 6 years ago. She was a member of the Ollie Eastern Star an
active member of the Ollie Methodist Church and later Lancaster
Christian Church. They enjoyed traveling in their motor home and had
spent 40 years wintering in the south. She loved spending time with
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband
Clifford on July 19, 2004.
She is survived by her daughters Katherine (Wilmer) Steinhart of
Urbandale, Karen (Ed) Horras of Ollie, five grandchildren Dee
(Scott) Parkhill, Eric (Julie) Steinhart, Todd (Dana) Steinhart,
Nikki (Warren) Betz, Adam (Sherry) Lutz and 11 great-grandchildren.
Celebration of Life: April 26, 2013
at 6:00 P.M. Holm Funeral Home
Visitation: April 26, 2013 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.
A memorial fund has been established.