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1941 James 2023

James Fritsche

May 4, 1941 — August 3, 2023

Caldwell, TX

 

James Eric Fritsche passed away on August 3, 2023, at the age of 82. A visitation for James will be held at Strickland funeral home in Caldwell from 1-2pm, the funeral service will follow at 2pm with pastor Richard Brunk officiating. Interment will be at the Elizabeth Lutheran church cemetery.

James spent most of his life in Burleson County.  In his early years he enjoyed volleyball and shooting pool. His lifelong hobbies of hunting and fishing produced some of the best fried catfish and deer sausage this side of the Brazos. He enjoyed growing vegetables in his garden and sharing them with friends and family. His love for the outdoors did not stop with hunting and fishing, he also enjoyed raising cattle and taking care of the land. You could find him on the dance floor often in Deanville and Birch cutting a rug. James volunteered a lot of his time at the Sons of Hermann lodge and the Deanville hall. Some of his favorite pastimes were playing dominoes with his friends at the Birch Gun Club and going to the movies.

James is preceded in death by his parents Richard and Laura Fritsche, his son Rodney Fritsche, his sister Vera Armstead, and his brother Leonard Fritsche.

He is survived by his son Shelby Lane Fritsche of Austin, Texas; two daughters Sheila Douglass and husband Clay of Austin, Texas; and Roxane Hord and husband Paul of College Station, Texas; and sister Aline F. Daggs of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren Aaron and Corey Douglass, Joshua and Rees Douglass, Jenna and Nathan Eldridge, Emily Hord and Matthew Hord; and one great-grandchild Rowan Douglass.

James will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, August 6, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Strickland Funeral Home

530 TX-36, Caldwell, TX 77836

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Funeral Service

Sunday, August 6, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Strickland Funeral Home

530 TX-36, Caldwell, TX 77836

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Burial

Sunday, August 6, 2023

3:15 - 4:15 pm (Central time)

Elizabeth Lutheran Cemetery

165 Co Rd 307, Caldwell, TX 77836

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