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FRITZSCHE, Milo 1929-2020 Milo C. "Mike" Fritzsche, of Kokomo, Indiana, died August 2, 2020, at his home. Mike was born July 12, 1929, to Milo R. and Agnes (Kavanaugh) Fritzsche in Bonila, South Dakota. Mike grew up on the family farm in Wessington, South Dakota, attending the Fritzsche School for grades 1-8 and Bonila High School. He then attended Huron College where he received his B.A. After graduating from college, he joined the United States Air Force. While serving at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, he completed a Master's Degree at Miami University of Ohio. He completed his overseas service on the island of Taiwan, where he worked on a high-level personnel evaluation project. After leaving the Air Force, Mike went to work at the corporate offices of Kroger Corporation in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he continued to develop his skills in personnel management. He later moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he worked for Red Owl Corporation and then as Director of Personnel for Honeywell's Minnesota operation. He then was recruited by Central Soya of Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he served as Director of Personnel, Vice President of Personnel, and Executive Vice President in charge of Personnel and Labor Relations. After retirement from Central Soya, Mike worked as an Outplacement Manager for Executive Assets Corporation, opening the company's Indianapolis and Ohio offices. Later, Mike formed his own Human Resources consulting firm, Fritzsche and Associates, and worked with many major corporations. Mike was married June 19, 1954, to Patricia (Dierkers) Fritzsche with whom he had five children. Patricia preceded him in death. Mike was also preceded in death by his parents; his only sister, Evelyn (Fritzsche) Deuschle, and his son, Milo E. Fritzsche. Mike is survived by his beloved companion and best friend, Constance Danforth of Kokomo, and by his four remaining children, Susan (Tom) Richey of Kokomo, Linda (Bob) Mutton of Fort Wayne and Bonita Springs, Florida, Patricia (Tom) Allen of Muncie, and Joseph Fritzsche of Indianapolis. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Nick (Tere) Mutton of Silver Spring, Maryland, Matt (Leah) Mutton of Fort Wayne, Jessica Allen of Muncie, David (Destry) Richey of Logansport, and Hillarie (Matt) Elkin of Kokomo, and by fifteen great-grandchildren, Milo and Rose Mutton of Silver Spring, Maryland, Rylee, Maverick, and Oliver Mutton of Fort Wayne, Stiner, Josiah (Hannah), Noah, and Elliana Richey of Logansport, Whitney (Zach) Wampler of Noblesville, Jacob Elkin of Chicago, Kylie (Blake Schweiters) Elkin of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Liesl, Nathanael, and Isaac Elkin of Kokomo. Arrangements are being handled by Shirley and Stout, Kokomo, Indiana, with the thanks of Mike's family for their care and concern. The family also wishes to thank Mike's many caregivers: Laura Clouser, the ladies of Home Instead, and the nurses and other employees of Elara Hospice, all of whom made Mike's last weeks more comfortable. Mike's ashes will be interred in the columbarium of St. Andrew Episcopal Church in Kokomo. A requiem mass will be held later when the church is able to reopen for in person services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Andrew, 602 W. Superior Street, Kokomo, Indiana 46901, for the Saturday Morning Breakfast fund, or to Rawhide Youth Services of New London, Wisconsin, for the woodworking, chef, or equestrian programs. Messages of condolence may be left online at

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Published in Dayton Daily News on Aug. 8, 2020.
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August 16, 2020
Sending warm condolences to all cousins. Both my Mother
(Mike’s sister Evelyn) and Uncle Mike lived lives filled with many stories of hardships including the Dust Bowl, The Great Depression, World Wars and more. Their work ethic was amazing, and the pain they both felt from life’s challenges was a sadness. May they now see the Face of God together and be overwhelmed with Peace and the awe of a loving Heavenly Father.
Mary Lindow
August 16, 2020
Uncle Mike was always a fun and Intriguing conversationalist. He rarely ever gave you a straight yes or no answer but always left you thinking about what we discussed. I watched He and my mother grow very close in their golden years. It was such a blessing to spend the time with him and Connie when they would come out to Denver. Our love and thoughts go out to all.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
Bill Deuschle. Son of Tom and Evelyn Deuschle.
Bill Deuschle
August 13, 2020
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Zachary Wampler
August 9, 2020
Mike was a kind and loving family man. We will always keep him in our prayers.
Tere and Oscar Lopez
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