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Eric Fritzen

December 14, 1955 — October 5, 2017

Eric Fritzen

Eric W. Fritzen December 14, 1955-October 5, 2017 Mr. Eric W. Fritzen , 61, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Thursday October 5, 2017 at South Bend Hospice House in South Bend, IN. He was born December 14, 1955 in, La Porte, IN, the son of James Fritzen and Thelma (Lotter) Fritzen. Eric became an Eagle Scout in 1968, he was a New Prairie High School graduate and received his bachelors degree from Drury University. In 1978 he began career at Plymouth Agri-Traders, in 1984 he moved to La Porte Tractor Sales and in 1987 he went to work for Whirlpool Corp. where he retired in 2014. After retirement Eric started volunteering at the LaSalle Council of the Boy Scouts of America and in 2015 was named their Executive Director. He is survived by his two daughters, Nicole (Francis) Kovalcin, Heidi (Eric) Schelstraete; six grandchildren, Devan, Luke, Mason, Bryce, Aubrey, Ava; three sisters, Ann E. (Roy) Gropp, Lynn Emmert, and Amy Bruce. Eric was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Dennis Emmert. Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm CDT on Saturday, October 14, 2017. A life celebration will be held at 2:00 pm CDT on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at St Paul Episcopal Church, 1000 Michigan Ave. La Porte, IN. with Father Paul Nesta officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Mill Creek, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Family of Eric W. Fritzen Online condolences may be made at To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Eric W. Fritzen please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Oak Grove Cemetery
CR 600 E.
Mill Creek, IN, 46365


OCT 14. 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)

Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc.

602 Maple Ave.

La Porte, IN, 46350

Funeral Ceremony

OCT 15. 2:00 PM

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

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