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Cassidy A. Fritsch

Posted By Hitzeman Funeral Home On October 10, 2013 @ 3:08 pm In Obituary | 88 Comments

Cassidy A. Fritsch, age 17 of Brookfield. Beloved daughter of Kathleen A. (Robert Akbarally) Fritsch, Scott A. (Anna) Fritsch; dear sister of Jonathan M. Fritsch and Alexandra O. Fritsch; fond granddaughter of Betty (Robert) Allen, Robert Tyrrel, Zorina Zamir, Alfred Akbarally, Jean Mucha, Jan Mucha, the late Loyal Fritsch and Helen Tyrrel; niece of many; cousin to many; known by many. Visitation Sunday, October 13, 2013, from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Monday, October 14, 2013, 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Monday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park, Mass 10 A.M. Interment Private. Cassidy was a member of the Physics Club, Math Team, Veterinary Science Club and the Greenhouse Group at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she was know as Kestrel. While attending Riverside Brookfield High School, she achieved the following awards: Illinois State Scholar, President’s Award for Academic Excellence, National AP Scholar, National German Exam: Gold Medalist (2010-2013), UIC German Essay Competition: 2nd place (2012-2013), Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras: Principal Oboist (2010-2012), Varsity Scholastic Bowl: Starting Position (2010-2013); Attended Nationals 2013 in Atlanta, GA, Math Team: Captain of Calculator Team (2009-2013): 2nd place winner, Metro-Suburban Conference (2012), Honors in English, Math, Music, Science, & World Languages, during that time she was a Private Music Instructor: Oboe, Piano (2010-2012). The many volunteer programs in which she participated included: Franciscan Outreach Association: Server at Chicago Soup Kitchen (2011-2013), National Honors Society Tutor: German, French, Math (2011-2013), RBHS Day of Service Volunteer: Forest Cleanup, Retirement Home Aide (2009-2013). She has touched the lives of many and blessed us with her love and kindness. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com


Condolences for the family of “Cassidy A. Fritsch”

Condolence from Harvey Abramowitz on October 10th, 2013 5:20 pm

Expressing deep sorrow in this time of loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this terrible time.

Condolence from Consuelo Galicia on October 10th, 2013 6:02 pm

My sincerest condolences during this very sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Laurence-Marie Forberg on October 10th, 2013 8:45 pm

I am sincerely sorry for your loss.
Cassidy was an amazing young woman who served as a role model for many of the students in my class. She was remarkably devoted to what she loved and pursued knowledge with a passionate rigor. Her appreciation and openness for world cultures made her stand out.
Please accept my sincere condolences.

Condolence from Patty lozano on October 10th, 2013 8:50 pm

My deepest condolences to you and your wife Robert may god bless your family in this time of sorrow .

Condolence from Nicole Redden on October 11th, 2013 6:00 am

Kathy & Bob,

I am beyond speechless at the loss of your beautiful, smart and sweet girl. My thoughts are with you, Jonathan and your family.

My deepest condolences,
Nicole

Condolence from Beverly Starnes on October 11th, 2013 7:23 am

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Condolence from Mark Manteck on October 11th, 2013 7:25 am

Scott & Family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and we will keep you in our prayers.
The Manteck Family

Condolence from Brian Riegler on October 11th, 2013 7:59 am

Our deepest sympathies from Waukegan High School. Nothing can temper the loss of a child. Our love and prayers are with you in this time of grieving.

Condolence from Robert Mangan on October 11th, 2013 8:09 am

Robert A.

So sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.

your co-worker

Robert Mangan CSA Jersey City NJ.

Condolence from Terry Michaud on October 11th, 2013 8:10 am

Robert and family. Very sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences – my prayers are with you at this time.

Condolence from Pauline Williams on October 11th, 2013 8:20 am

Dear Mrs. Fritsch and Family:

Your beautiful angel has been taken much too soon. May you find peace and comfort in the memories of the outstanding legacy that Cassidy has left behind.

God bless.

Pauline Williams

Condolence from Frank Vazquez on October 11th, 2013 8:22 am

Dear Kathy,

I will keep you in my prayers for your heart to be lifted soon by the Lord. With deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your daughter.

Frank Vazquez
WHS – H9

Condolence from Florence Kwakye on October 11th, 2013 8:47 am

Sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts!

Condolence from Dan green on October 11th, 2013 8:55 am

So sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you.

Condolence from Scott Roney on October 11th, 2013 8:55 am

So sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Such a bright young woman who clearly left a mark in the world. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Jackie Roche on October 11th, 2013 9:00 am

My deepest, deepest sympathies. You are all in my prayers.

Condolence from Emily Heslinga on October 11th, 2013 9:17 am

So very sorry to hear of your loss. She was an extraordinary individual. Thoughts and prayers for your family at this difficult time.

Condolence from Nicole Redden on October 11th, 2013 9:24 am

Kathy, Bob, Jonathan…………

So deeply sorry…….my most sincere and heart felt condolences.

Nicole

Condolence from Mary Ann Kay on October 11th, 2013 9:34 am

Kathy, I was so shocked and saddened. Please accept my sincere condolences, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Condolence from Marie Henry-Tross on October 11th, 2013 9:36 am

My condolences to you and your family..

Marie

Condolence from Ivan Zayas on October 11th, 2013 9:48 am

Bob,

You have my deepest condolences. I pray that you and your family find the strength to endure through this difficult period. My thoughts and prayers reside with you and your family.

Condolence from Valerie Ford-Moraru on October 11th, 2013 9:48 am

Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Miatta Stubblefield on October 11th, 2013 9:50 am

Praying for you and your family at this very difficult time..Sincere condolences.

Condolence from Bart Dziabala on October 11th, 2013 10:13 am

Scott & Family –

Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your daughter. My family and I will keep her in our prayers.

Bart

Condolence from Sherry B Perkowitz on October 11th, 2013 10:20 am

My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Gus Jimenez on October 11th, 2013 11:31 am

Robert,
I’m so sorry for your loss. I wish you and your family much strength in this difficult time.
Gus.

Condolence from Wendy Barnes on October 11th, 2013 12:19 pm

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May your wonderful memories of your amazing daughter give you comfort. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Condolence from Sandy, Geoff & Greg on October 11th, 2013 12:56 pm

Scott, We are so sorry for your loss. Keep your faith in God. We know how much you loved her. Very beautiful girl.

Condolence from Rafman Azeez on October 11th, 2013 12:58 pm

So sorry to hear of the loss of your dearest daughter. What a talented and bright young person she was. Please accept our deepest condolences.

Azeez family.

Condolence from Vicki Hohf on October 11th, 2013 1:28 pm

I am so sorry to hear. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Carol Jahsman on October 11th, 2013 1:37 pm

I’m overwhelmed with sadness on the loss of Cassidy. Know my prayers are with your whole family. At times like these it is most difficult to try to understand the loss of someone just beginning life with so much to offer the world.

Condolence from vic patton on October 11th, 2013 1:48 pm

Scott and family
Words cannot properly express my sorrow and condolences to you. The world is a poorer place now without Cassidy. I know though she will be with you always in other ways.
sincerely
vic

Condolence from Kim Sayban and family on October 11th, 2013 1:57 pm

Your family and friends, Our community and the world has suffered a great loss. I am so truly sorry, love and peace surround you all.

Condolence from Jeanne Schueller on October 11th, 2013 1:57 pm

Kestrel was a student in my German class at UW-Madison. Kestrel’s classmates and I were all very shocked and saddened to hear of her death. As her instructor, I will miss having her in class and the opportunity to get to know her better, and I know that her classmates will miss her presence as well. Our sympathies to the entire family from me personally and on behalf of our class. Jeanne Schueller

Condolence from Barbara Veronneau on October 11th, 2013 2:39 pm

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Condolence from Samantha Cullen on October 11th, 2013 3:47 pm

Our hearts are broken. Such a beautiful and inspirational young woman. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help during this difficult time.

Love and condolences,

Pat, Sandy, Patrick, and Samantha (and Evan) Cullen

Condolence from Barbara Lovett on October 11th, 2013 3:59 pm

My condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Makie Matsumoto-Hervol on October 11th, 2013 4:23 pm

Kestrel was one of the GreenHouse residents that I had met when we visited the Leopold Shack. I was struck by how driven, thoughtful, and sweet Kestrel was. Her passing is a tremendous shock to me and I am deeply saddened but grateful that I had a chance to meet such a lovely girl.

My thoughts and sincerest condolences to the entire family, Kestrel will be missed greatly.

Condolence from Acheh Fonkem on October 11th, 2013 4:30 pm

My condolencese. My thoughts and prayers are with the Fritsch family as they go through this period of loss.

Condolence from Elizabeth Deodato on October 11th, 2013 5:02 pm

Rob,
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May you find the strength and support to pass through this difficult time. My prayers are with you.

Condolence from Rachel Fisher on October 11th, 2013 5:51 pm

My condolences. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during such a difficult time.

Condolence from Yue Du on October 11th, 2013 6:22 pm

Cassidy was a student in my discussion section of Contemporary Chinese society class. I was deeply impressed by her eagerness to knowledge and openness to another culture. I appreciated and cherished our talks, in which she shared your family experiences in China. She just got a full point in the mid-term and I would remember our little joke when she got her blue book, and her bright smile. All her classmates were shocked and saddened to hear the news. Please accept our deepest condolences, from me personally and on behalf of my students.

Condolence from Jonathan and Jennifer Beener on October 11th, 2013 6:28 pm

Kathy, Bob, Jonathan ,we are at a loss for words. Please accept our sincere condolences. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from amanda brandenburg on October 11th, 2013 6:41 pm

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. You are in my prayers. I wish I were there with you now.

Condolence from Deslin Chapman and family on October 11th, 2013 7:51 pm

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest condolences to all your family.

Condolence from Mary Carben on October 12th, 2013 2:20 am

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Willie Morrissette jr. on October 12th, 2013 5:11 am

Scott, please accept my heartfelt condolence to you and your family for the passing of Cassidy. I can see she was a remarkable and talented young lady with great promise. You and your family will remain in my prayers and I wish you great strength as you go forward.

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Condolence from Jesse Corona on October 12th, 2013 1:03 pm

Dear Robert and Family, condolences from me and my mom, we are doing a special prayer for your family sending you strength in this time of sorrow.

Condolence from Jan Atkins on October 12th, 2013 1:16 pm

Robert, My sympathy, love & prayers are with you & your wife. May all of your beautiful memories of your daughter bring you comfort. May our dear Lord bless you both & be your source of strength.

Condolence from Matthew Foster on October 12th, 2013 1:53 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray for you and your family in this difficult time.

Condolence from Stacey Hatchett on October 12th, 2013 5:55 pm

My condolences to you and your family. Praying that you find comfort in our Lord.

Condolence from Sue Dunmore on October 12th, 2013 6:27 pm

Kathy and family –
I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of Cassidy’s death. So hard as she was just starting to find her way in the world. Words can’t convey the comfort and support I wish for you – my prayers for support for you during your grief.

Condolence from kim Bruce on October 12th, 2013 7:27 pm

Scott, I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what life would be like without your child. You should be proud of all her accomplishments. You did a great job and GOD only takes the good!

Condolence from Ed McNally on October 12th, 2013 10:17 pm

I am sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Anonymous on October 13th, 2013 12:28 am

I met Kestrel the first week of classes at UW-Madison. She was such a brilliant, thoughtful, and talented individual, and I’m so happy that I had the change to meet her and get to know her. She made such a huge impact on me in just a few weeks… I’ll miss her and her friendship.

Condolence from Michael Stewart on October 13th, 2013 7:11 am

You have my most sincere condolences. She will always be with you in the memories and thoughts that you have about her. May you find the peace and solace that you need.

Condolence from Asha Nandihalli on October 13th, 2013 9:41 am

Cassidy was a bassist in the orchestra I play in and also a member of my animal rights organization. I did not know her very well, but I can honestly say that she seemed like a very passionate, intelligent person. I regret the loss of someone who would have definitely changed our world for the better through her strong will and driving thirst for knowledge. My deepest condolences to her family and those who knew and loved her.

Condolence from Deslin Chapman on October 13th, 2013 12:04 pm

Our deepest condolences. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
The Chapman family

Condolence from Daniel & Teresa & Daniel Gonzalez on October 13th, 2013 1:26 pm

Dear Neighbor, We are very sadden to hear of the loss of your talented daughter. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
God Bless… Daniel & Teresa and Daniel Gonzalez (your neighbors)

Condolence from Linda J Taylor on October 13th, 2013 3:49 pm

Robert, you and your family are in my prayers. God Bless you and keep you in perfect peace.

Condolence from Larry Jahsman on October 13th, 2013 3:55 pm

Dear Scott and Anna:
Your Auntie Linda and I cannot express enough how sorry we are for you. To lose a child is hard enough and than to lose at such a young age is unbearable.We wish we could have been there with you both. Cassidy was a beautiful and smart girl. You will have her in your hearts and always will have fond memories of her. Our prayers are with you. Love, Uncle Larry and Auntie Linda

Condolence from Megan & Janeen Baisden on October 13th, 2013 5:37 pm

My heart goes out to your family. I always knew your daughter was a blessing and after reading all her accomplishments she wrote a beautiful story. Heaven’s gain. We will be praying a lot for your family.

Condolence from Anonymous on October 13th, 2013 6:29 pm

As one of Kestrel’s classmates at UW-Madison, please know that her passing came as a shock to us all, and that she will be missed. Our thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Johnny Stewart on October 13th, 2013 8:44 pm

Rob, I’m deeply sadden by you and your family’s loss and would like to express my heartfelt sympathy.

Condolence from Kimberly Coughran on October 13th, 2013 9:24 pm

Bob – My deepest and most sincere sympathies are with you and your family. Cassidy was an astounding young lady and she will be remembered by all who had the good fortune to know her.

Condolence from Steven Zink on October 13th, 2013 10:54 pm

Kathy and Scott and families, I am so very sorry to hear of Cassidy’s passing. It seems not so long ago that we were all in China – and Cassidy was well on her way to being born. I am astonished by what she was able to accomplish in this life. What a blessing her life has been to so many people! Am joining the many others here in prayer for you and your families through this time…

Condolence from Tara Dedolph on October 13th, 2013 10:55 pm

My deepest condolences for your loss. I had the pleasure of getting to know Kestrel this semester as a fellow bassist and aspiring veterinarian. She was truly a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Condolence from Taka and Jen Kuvaoga on October 13th, 2013 11:48 pm

Many prayers for you during this time of incredible loss.

Condolence from Charlette Broxton on October 14th, 2013 2:16 am

My condolences to you and your family. You and your family are in my prayers.

Condolence from Sida Liu on October 14th, 2013 7:26 am

Cassidy was a student in my Contemporary Chinese Society class this semester. As my teaching assistant Yue Du has written above, she was an excellent student in all aspects and it is a loss for everyone in the class. Please accept my deepest condolences. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Brenna Huovie on October 14th, 2013 8:30 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends during this difficult time.

Condolence from Alex Jaramillo on October 14th, 2013 8:36 am

Rob,

Our condolences to you and your family. May you find the strength to pass this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.

Condolence from Christine Lepinski on October 14th, 2013 8:56 am

My deepest condolences, Rob. Thinking of you and your family and saying a prayer to give you strength during this difficult time.

Condolence from James Brasic on October 14th, 2013 9:09 am

My deepest sympathy. The sun also rises. Her many contributions will lead others to strive for the benefit of others.

Condolence from Alicia Frierson on October 14th, 2013 9:58 am

I would like to send my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I pray that you and your family find the strength to make it through this hard time.
Alicia Frierson

Condolence from Cathy Evans on October 14th, 2013 10:30 am

Kathy & family,

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Cassie was such a sweet, talented girl. Wishing you peace, comfort and strength.
Cathy, Troy & Carli Evans

Condolence from Sara Vega on October 14th, 2013 12:48 pm

My deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family.

Kestrel was as bright and sharp as could be, she was actively reaching for the stars and striving to be the best. I am deeply saddened to see her light go out, but as a result, she has shined on us all and given us each a piece of inspiration to do our bests.

Keep strong.
Much love and many prayers,
SV.

Condolence from John Jessup on October 14th, 2013 2:53 pm

I am saddened to hear about your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Arhonda Palmer on October 14th, 2013 6:06 pm

Thinking of you and your family. Wishing you comfort in your time of loss. Hoping the time will come when there are moments of peace to warm you. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Condolence from Julie, Grace, Patrick & Trey Mikus on October 14th, 2013 6:20 pm

Kathy & John,

There are no words…
Julie, Grace, Patrick & Trey Mikus

Condolence from Todd Craver on October 15th, 2013 3:22 pm

My prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you in this very trying time.

Condolence from Mary Pat, Charles and C.J. Anderson on October 16th, 2013 6:51 pm

We are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.

Condolence from Maria Cabangon & Mckayla Fritsch on October 17th, 2013 3:04 pm

Scott, Ana, Jonathan, & Alexandra,
There are simply no words that can express what we feel for your loss. She was and will be forever a GIFT. We are just happy to have been touched by her. Please…extend our sympathy to her mom.

Bless you all,
Maria & Mckayla

Condolence from Annette Szymanski on October 17th, 2013 8:29 pm

Dear Scott& Anna
I’am so sorry for your loss.We are thinking of you in our prayers

Condolence from partha bhuyan on October 22nd, 2013 1:34 pm

Scott & Family
I express my deepest sorrow for your loss. Pray for you and your family.
Sincerely
Partha

Condolence from Anonymous on November 10th, 2013 12:54 am

I never met her, but as a freshman at UW Madison, I’m so sorry that Cassidy was never able to completely live out her dreams as a young college student who obviously had already made a significant mark on the world and those she knew. My prayers and thoughts go out to her family and friends.

Condolence from Megan on September 24th, 2017 1:45 pm

Its been almost four years and Kestrel still inspires me to live fully.

I only knew her for the short time we lived together in the GreenHouse dorm, but even that short time was enough to see that she was an incredibly passionate, sensitive, and extremely kind person. I am still close with many people that I lived with on that dorm floor, and grieve the premature loss of that closeness with Kestrel.

Just wanted to say that I remember her, and know that many others do as well.

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