Revae A. Fritz

Revae A. Fritz, returned home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 73 young years.

She was reunited to the loving arms of her best friend and husband of 50 years, Edward L. Fritz, who recently was born to eternal life.

Revae was born on Christmas Day in 1934 to the late Emil and Ann Klawitter (nee Gados).

She was raised in Milwaukee and graduated from Rufus King High School. She then graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in 1957 with a registered nursing degree.

Revae fell in love with Ed while working at the Milwaukee County Grounds Neonatal Unit and his visit there as a Milwaukee police officer.

Her journey then took her to St. Michael’s Hospital in Milwau-kee, where she assisted as a surgical nurse in the operating room until her retirement.

During retirement Revae, with her friend Beverly Bowles, enjoyed volunteering at the Milwaukee Public Museum, ar-chiving many exhibitions.

Revae’s next best friends were her beloved books, reading, libraries and the New York Times crossword puzzle.

She loved history and loved to read about the Egyptian pharaohs, ancient Egypt, the Faberge Empire, books on czars and the works of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

Revae's passions surrounded Irish Belleek, vintage Bakelite jewelry, fine antiques, the downtown farmers’ market on Saturday mornings, rummages, spending time with Dr. Jerome Luy at Gloriosos, orchids, Itzhak Perlman, Luciano Pavarotti and Mahler.

She was a member of the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institute.

Revae will always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, energetic mother, adoring grandmother and friend, sharing all of her wonderful recipes with friends, family and acquaintances and her homemade chicken soup.

Revae is loved by her daughter, Cheri (Mike) Malicki; her son, Michael Fritz; and her four grandchildren, Michael and Maxwell Gessner and Morgan and Madeline Fritz.

She is further survived by nieces, other relatives and friends. Her best buddy, Isis, also survives Revae.

Revae’s wishes will be a private memorial with Ed at her side and will be held by the family.

Memorials are appreciated to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic, 1061 E. Commerce Blvd., Slinger, WI, 53086; the American Heart Association, 460 N. Lind-bergh Blvd, St. Louis, Mo. 63141; or the Wisconsin Humane Society, 4500 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI, 53208.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family

The family extends a special thank you to good friend Dr. Marjorie Vukelich, the warm affection of the staff at Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic, our new found friends at Aurora Medical Center, Hartford, for all of their compassionate care and the Marine Corps Honor Guard.

Mom, you have touched so many lives in so many different and extraordinary ways. Everyone is so lucky and fortunate to have shared his or her life with you.

Thank you for your insurmountable courage, strength, knowledge and friendship.

Bless you and Dad and shine upon us until we see you again.