Friedericke H. "Fritzie" Blaney, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1990, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013.
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She was born on June 9, 1925 in Vienna, Austria to Joseph and Wilhelmine (Swoboda) Schweitzer. She was a master dress maker, a wonderful cook, and a very talented homemaker. She also greatly loved all animals.
Fritzie is survived by her husband of 49 years, Charles W. Blaney; her grandson, Chris (wife Lisa) Turnbull; and her niece, Gabi Czeiner, of Vienna, Austria. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Private family services will be held at the Shrine of Remembrance. Private entombment will take place at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Gate of Heaven.
Memorials in her name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Published in The Gazette from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2013