Bernadine ‘Bernie’ Fritsch

Sept. 26 1946 – Jan. 19, 2011

Bernadine ‘Bernie’ Fritsch found eternal peace Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at the age of 64.

She was the beloved wife of 40 years to Richard; cherished mom of Richard Jr., John and the late Renee; sister of Donald (Pat), Kenneth, Jerry Prom and Delores (James) Tenpenny; and devoted to her three girls (beagles), Pepper, Samantha and Jackie. She is further survived by her nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bernie retired from Briggs and Stratton.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 W. Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha, with the funeral service at 5 p.m. In May, there will be a memorial service at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Port Washington – date and time pending.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.