Rhoda Elizabeth Fritsch

January 20, 1942 - December 6, 2017

Rhoda Elizabeth Fritsch, 75, Sycamore, IL, passed away on December 06, 2017, at Michealsen Health Care in Batavia. She was born on January 20, 1942, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Hans V. and Carrie E. (nee Buck) Drotts. She was united in marriage to Albert “Al” Fritsch on October 17, 1964, in Chicago, IL. 

Rhoda was a Norwegian Rosemaler.  She began Rosemaling as a hobby, and as her work became more and more wanted she created it into a business.  Many of Rhoda’s bowls and plates were sold at different craft shows and a couple of her pieces are on display at the Norwegian American Museum in Decorah Iowa.  Rhoda had a strong conviction to her Christian faith.  She worshiped at the Batavia Covenant Church and was an active leader in Bible Study Fellowship. 

She is survived by her loving husband Albert “Al” Fritsch, her two daughters Carol (Ric) Hazel of Rock Falls, and Susan (Kevin) Jacobsen of Wheaton, IL; six grandchildren, Erin (Steven) Uecke, Ellyn (Jeff) Goodman, Shannon Jacobsen, and Kal Jacobsen, Josiah (Jenna) Hazel and Daniel (Emma) Hazel; three great-grandchildren, Zaiden and Auden Uecke and Jaxon Goodman, and a sister Ruby Hovda. 

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her siblings, Lois Seashore and Lester Drotts. 

Funeral services will be held 12:30 PM, Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Batavia Covenant Church, 1314 Main Street, Batavia, IL.  Visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 noon, at the Moss Family Funeral Home 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL.  Interment will follow the service at West Batavia Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hope Life Center P.O. Box 286, Sterling, IL 61081 or

For additional information contact Moss Family Funeral Home 630-879-7900 or





Guest Book

  • RICK KRYWOKULSKI Karen and I send our sincerest condolences to the entire family and hope you find comfort that Rhoda is rejoicing with the Lord and that he is our salvation and gives us everlasting life and peace.
  • Earl & Ellen Nickelson We extend our condolences to the family at your loss . May our Lord give you comfort.
  • Glinda & Frank It is indeed sad that you are mourning the loss of your dear Rhonda. Please accept our condolences and know that our loving God is keenly aware of the pain you’re experiencing. The Bible shows that in due time, He will eliminate all suffering on earth, including death. Therefore, you can appreciate how the Bible further stresses the fact as you view the video below: 🖥