Beatrice E. "Baa" Fritzinger

October 24, 1921 - February 4, 2021
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Beatrice E. Fritzinger, Army Nurse, School Nurse

Beatrice E. Fritzinger, 99, formerly of Freeland, passed away February 4, 2021 at Mountain Top Senior Care and Rehab Center, Mountain Top, Luzerne County, PA where she was a resident. She was married to the late Wesley Fritzinger for 65 years until the time of his death in 2013. Born in Freeland, PA, she was a daughter of the late Edward W. and Martha E. (Yeager) Drum.  She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Reformed United Church of Christ in Freeland.

Beatrice served in the 2nd World War in the Army Air Corp for 2 years in the European Theater of Operations ranked as a First Lieutenant.  She served as a school nurse for 32 years in the Freeland and the Hazleton area until she retired in 1980, though she kept her nursing license active until the age of 89.  She belonged to many organizations pertaining to her work, plus social organizations.

Baa, as she was known to those closest to her, was an incredible woman with a strong love for  God, Country, and family.  She was and will always be a Soldier and a Nurse.  Baa personified strength, courage, and love.  She was an inspiration to the people around her.

She will be fondly remembered for many joyous visits spent playing UNO and talking on the porch.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews, spanning several generations.

Memorial service in Freeland Cemetery, Freeland, PA will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. John’s Reformed United Church of Christ, 829 Washington Street, Freeland, PA 18224. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington is assisting the Fritzinger family.


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Freeland Cemetery


625 Front Street
Freeland, PA 18224

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Freeland Cemetery


625 Front Street
Freeland, PA 18224

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Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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St. John's Reformed United Church of Christ

829 Washington Street
Freeland, PA 18224


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Born: October 24, 1921
Died: February 4, 2021

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Debbie Haueisen Stash posted on 3/9/21

The world lost one of the most caring nurses on this earth so sorry for your loss, I remember Beatrice from my childhood, known to us as Aunt Beatrice as we called her, always neatly dressed, and her collie dog named Sir ,she was my fathers cousins wife. Just want to say thank you for your service to our country ,heaven just gained ❤ a caring nurse. She was an inspiration to many of us 🇺🇸


Sharon A Methot posted on 3/7/21

So sorry to hear of your loss of Beatrice. Although I had known her a short time with the Public Health Nurses she was a beautiful person. Beatrice was always enjoyable to talk with and her humor and laughter with contagious. I will miss her deeply.