Thelma Theresa Fitzpatrick

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Thelma Theresa Fitzpatrick Dec. 24, 1924 - June 11, 2014 FINDLAY, OH - Thelma Theresa Fitzpatrick, 89, of Findlay, passed away at 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. She was born on December 24, 1924, to the late Joseph and Anna (Geers) Dwertman in Cincinnati. On October 26, 1943, Thelma married James H. Fitzpatrick and he preceded her in death on June 12, 1976. She is also survived by three sons: Thomas (Cindy) of Findlay, Robert (Linda) and Charles (Kathy) Fitzpatrick, both of South Bend, IN; four daughters: Joyce (Paul) Fortman of Ottawa, Jenny (John) Bzyweski of Mission Viejo, CA, Mary Lou (Ken) McDonald of Ormond, FL, and Teresa Elston of South Bend, IN; a sister, Elaine Brandsteter of Cincinnati; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, James Fitzpatrick; three brothers: William, James and Joseph Dwertman; and by a sister, Anita Yelton. Thelma worked as a cashier at the student union at the University of Notre Dame. She was a former member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Findlay and was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in South Bend, IN. One of her favorite pastimes was sewing. All services will be private and arrangements have been entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Home Health & Hospice. Online condolences may be made via

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Published in South Bend Tribune on June 13, 2014