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Margaret "Marge" Fritz of Libertyville Margaret "Marge" Fritz (nee Ratican), 82, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011, at Westmoreland, Lake Forest. Marge was born on New Years Day 1929, in Chicago, the daughter of Margaret Mary and Francis Ratican. She was a resident of Libertyville and an active member of St. Joseph Parish for the past 25 years. Whenever possible, she would enjoy spending the winter months in California. In her free time, Marge would do volunteer work at Lake Forest Hospital. She loved gardening, walking her dog and baking for family and friends. She is survived by her three daughters, Beth (Richard) Woldman, Jeanne (John) Fumagalli and Mary Kay VanderMolen; her brother, Bernard Ratican; and her sister-in-law, Rena (the late James) Ratican. Marge was the proud grandmother of Matthew and David Bieschke, Lindsay Woldman, John, Robert and Cara Fumagalli, and Christopher and Caitlin VanderMolen. Marge was also the great-grandmother of five; and the aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her birth parents, Margaret and Francis; her foster parents, Martha and John Neu; along with siblings, Francis and James Ratican, and Mildred, Ted and Robert Neu. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, at St. Joseph Church, 121 E. Maple St., Libertyville. Interment will be in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville. Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. at McMurrough Funeral Chapel, Ltd., 101 Park Place (Route 176, one block east of Milwaukee Ave.), Libertyville. If desired, memorial donations made to the Catholic Education Endowment of St.Joseph Parish, 121 E. Maple St., Libertyville, IL 60048, would be greatly appreciated. For information, 847-362-2626.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from May 8 to May 9, 2011
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