Catherine Alene Fritsch, 87, of O'Fallon, Mo., formerly of Owensville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 at her daughter's home in O'Fallon.
She was born July 18, 1933, to Grant and Maude Lee (Carwile) Posey in Bay.
Catherine was a member of Owensville Christian Church. She enjoyed sewing, embroidery and spending time with family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Grant and Maude Posey; daughter, Catherine Bliss; son, Lonnie Rice; brother, Howard Roethemeyer; and adopted sister, Joyce Posey.
She is survived by her daughter, Celeste Fritsch of O'Fallon and fiancÚ Paul Senecal of Maplewood; son, Christopher Fritsch and significant other Amanda Sanzotera of Union; stepbrothers, Albert West and wife Susie of Prescott, Ariz. and Michael West of Eugene, Oregon; stepsister, Karen Crawford and husband Roger of Prescott, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Dorothy Reithemeyer of Elsberry; son-in-law, Kirby Bliss and wife Debra of Union; six grandchildren, Michael, Gary, Melissa, Shawn, Sherry and Shalon; and four great-grandchildren, Trinity, Keegan, Austin and Loralei.
Visitation will be on Friday from 10-11 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville.
Prayer services will be at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Kevin Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery on Bland Route.
Please observe covid restrictions. Masks are required.