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Fredericka “Fritzie” Thompsen

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Fredericka “Fritzie” Thompsen Obituary
FLAT ROCK– Fritzie Thompsen died Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. She was 75. Born in Troy, NY she was the youngest daughter of the late Leona and Frederick Gleich.
Fritzie is the beloved niece of Nancy (Ann) O'Keefe of Haverford, PA and her friend Ellen Funk. Fritzie's husband and best friend Robert predeceased her in 1989. Her only sibling and devoted sister, Mary, died just one year ago.
After her husband's retirement, the couple moved from New Jersey to Hendersonville . For over 30 years, Fritzie enjoyed Carolina life. She developed a loving network of friends whom she "adopted" as her extended family. Fritzie later became involved as a professional caregiver. She enjoyed helping and working with developmentally disabled individuals, especially children.
And everyone who knew Fritzie, was amazed and totally understood her love and compassion for animals. Fritzie's dogs were her best friends and constant companions.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 29 at 10:30 am at Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends the evening before, Monday, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Henderson County Animal Shelter, 828 Stoney Mountain Rd, Hendersonville or to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Rd, Flat Rock, NC 28731
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on Oct. 27, 2013
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