Betty M. (Fritz) Hallock, 86, of Sandusky, passed away early Monday morning, Feb. 25, 2013, surrounded by her family in Firelands Regional Medical Center, Main Campus, Sandusky.
She was born July 20, 1926, in Port Clinton, daughter of the late Sylvester John and Gertrude Agnes (Ambrose) Fritz. She was a 1944 graduate of Port Clinton High School and a 1947 graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, becoming a registered nurse. She worked at Providence Hospital for 39 years, before retiring.
Betty enjoyed reading, working on cross-word puzzles and spending time with her family. She especially loved going out to lunch with the girls. Betty was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and its Altar Rosary Society, the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing Alumni, Providence Hospital Old Nurses Association and was an honorary member of the Providence School of Nursing Alumni.
She is survived by her family, Mike "Buck" (Diane) Hallock, of Sandusky, Kathy (Steve) Nestor, of Huron, Beth (Mike) Sandwisch, of Port Clinton, James (Michelle) Hallock, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Tim (Michelle A.) Hallock, of Norwalk, and Dan (Jennifer) Hallock, of Sandusky; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Fritz, of Port Clinton, and Jerry (Nancy) Fritz, of St. Paul, Minn.; and sister-in-law, Shirley Petrick, of Sandusky.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie C. "Spare" Hallock, on April 15, 2010; her parents; a brother, Bill Fritz; two sister-in-laws, Dorothy "Dort" Fritz and Elva Fritz.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at David F.Koch Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, where a Liturgical service will be at 8:45 p.m. Prayers will be recited at 10:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. Marty Nassr will officiate. At her request, cremation will take place following the services. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Stein Hospice Service, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870; Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870 or to Firelands Cancer Center, 701 Tyler St., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Your memories and words of comfort may be expressed to Betty's family at davidfkoch.com.