GREENVILLE - Phyllis E. (Weikert) Fritz Koetter, age 89, of Greenville, Ohio (Wayne Lakes), passed away on Nov. 5, 2013, 6:30 a.m. at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville, Ohio.
She was born on June 14, 1924, in Montgomery County, Ohio, to the late Vernon A. and Cora E. (Meeds) Weikert.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Debbie Fritz of Tipp City, Ohio, Ron and Lynda Fritz of Arcanum, Ohio, and Jim and Peggy Fritz of Greenville; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Ken Beier of Reedsburg, Wis.; grandchildren, Nikki (Eric) Rustad, Paul (Shelia) Fritz, Jessica (Jeremy) Pifer, Tyler (Teresa) Fritz, Chad (Christy) Fritz, Mandy (Allen) Byrd, Matohya (Steve Mills) Sowry, Colleen (Shane Huebel) Beier, Sara (Brent) Wiebke and Jim (Kelly) Beier; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The Fritz family maintained a loving relationship with Phyllis throughout the years.
Preceded her in death are Loretta (Alton) Millet, Edwin (Fay) Fritz, John (Wilma) Fritz, Annabelle (Gene) Brewer, Robert (survived by Judy) Fritz and surviving in-laws are Lloyd (Avesta) Fritz, Donald (Donna) Fritz, Clifford (Frances) Fritz, Carol Fritz, Ritz Fritz and David Clarence (Barbara) Fritz.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Koetter; sisters, Delphia Billenstein and Lucille White; and brother, Ernest Weikert.
Phyllis was a member of the Harris Creek Church of the Brethren and loved to travel, bus trips, reading, collect paper weights and roosters.
There will be a service held on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with with Rev. John McRoberts officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio.
Family will receive friends on Saturday from 12-3 p.m. at the funeral home. It is the wishes of the family in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the Kidney Foundation of Ohio (216) 771-2700 or Bear's Mill http://bearsmill.com/donate. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com