John "Jack"'s Story

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John "Jack" Fritsch, 91, of Danville, passed away with family by his side at Illiana Health Care VA, Palliative Care on Jan. 2, 2017. Jack was born the son of John and Mary (Kopf) Fritsch on Sept. 30, 1925, in Danville.
Jack married the love of his life JoAnn Bohn on Oct. 2, 1948, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Danville. She survives.
Also, surviving Jack are his two daughters, Beverly J. Ledwon of Indianapolis, and Pamela (Martin) Jimson of Danville; three grandchildren, Amanda (Bruce) Rutland of Jacksonville, N.C., Kristy Jimson and Katari Jimson both of Danville; six great-grandchildren, Alexus Jimson-Miller, Ethan Jimson, Phoenix Jimson and Teppo (Jimson) Enos all of Danville, Andrew Rutland and Alexis Rutland both of Jacksonville, N.C.; and one brother, Gene Fritsch of Danville.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents.
Jack served in the United States Army during WWII, he was on the European front, 3938 signal core motor messenger. Jack was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he had many leadership rolls. He went to Trinity Lutheran grade school as a young man, the first of four generations to attended school. Some of them attending under the name Danville Lutheran School. Jack worked as a United States Postal employee for 33 years before retiring.
A celebration of Jack's life will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Kent Tibben officiating. Visitation will be help one hour prior to the celebration. Per Jack's wishes cremation will take place at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center at a later date with burial to follow at Danville National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in Jack's name to Trinity Lutheran Church, Danville Lutheran Schools or donor's choice.
Please join Jack's family in sharing memories, pictures and video on his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 3, 2017
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