Thelma Theresa Fitzpatrick
Coldren Crates Funeral Home
205 West Sandusky Street
Findlay, OH
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

Published by South Bend Tribune on Jun. 13, 2014.
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I was so sorry to hear about your Mom's death. The Siminskis and Fitzpatricks friendship began in 1968. She was such a strong, caring person. She will be missed.
Alice Siminski
July 1, 2014
Dear Teresa, Bob, MaryLou, Chuck, Jenny, Joyce, and Tom,
Paul and I were so saddened to learn of sweet Thelma's passing. Know that we are holding you and your family close to our hearts.
Deb and Paul Tappan
June 30, 2014
You have our sympathy and prayers. Jack and Maureen (Fitzpatrick) Harpring
June 14, 2014
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
June 13, 2014
Bob and Linda, my sympathy and prayers as you bury a second parent in such a short time. First Linda's Dad and now Bob's Mom. May your good memories continue to sustain all the family. Much love,
Fr. David Schlaver, CSC
June 13, 2014
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