Taylor Marie Fritschle, 27, of Washington, Indiana, left this world in the exact way she lived it; she never did anything haphazardly. She passed in a single-car accident Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.
Taylor was born Sept. 1, 1990, and came into this world a fighter. Her determination and grit remained with her until the end. She was an incredible athlete, being named to the very first Jump Start National team, a team that afforded her the opportunity to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado. She was fast as lightning and strong as an ox. She was a diver and enjoyed being the only Hatchet that competed alongside her friends from Lincoln; she loved training with the most elite coaches at Indiana University.
She was beautiful, quick-witted, intelligent, stubborn, and went from zero to 120 in 2.0 seconds. She worked extremely hard at all facets of her life and always made sure to celebrate and enjoy her little free time with friends and family with just as much determination.
She leaves behind her parents, her biggest fans, Dawn and Bruce Fritschle; grandparents, whom she loved fiercely, Arlene Sobecki, and Ed and Darlene Fritschle. She is loved and missed dearly by her special Aunt Brenda and Uncle Dean Sobecki, Aunt Lila and Uncle Rob Smith, who had her back through thick and thin. She will be missed by her Uncle Duane and Aunt Jennie Sobecki, Uncle Mike Bartholomew, Aunts Dianne Fritschle and Belinda Kirgan, and Uncle Chuck and Aunt Carol. Taylor will be loved and missed by her sister, Katie Daily and her husband Joe, as well as Taylor's adorable niece and nephews, Landon, Lexi, and Emmett.
Her pets, Grady, Arnold and Matt the cat, miss her too. Taylor will be missed by her many cousins and friends from all walks of life. But, most of all, Taylor leaves behind her beloved brother, Tanner Fritschle and his wife Alicia, who she loved with every fiber of her being. Tanner and Alicia brought into this world Taylor's pride and joy, her brand new niece, Jada.
Taylor will be welcomed in heaven by her beloved sidekick, her grandpa, James Sobecki, and her uncle who teased her constantly, but loved her consistently, Dan Sobecki. Also hugging her the moment she arrived in heaven, are her great-grandparents, Frank and Florence Jozwiak.
Taylor leaves some very special men in her life, the guys she worked with at Eagle Railcar. They recognized her talent, her brain, and capacity to learn at an incredible speed. She was so proud to be a female welder, and she was settling into her new roles as QA/QC, and inbound inspector.
Visitation will be at Ed Lee Mortuary in Washington, on Friday, Dec. 15, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Service is Saturday, Dec. 16, at Ed Lee Mortuary at 1 p.m., because, well, Taylor didn't do mornings. Burial will follow at a later date
She loved with absolutely everything she had. She overcame many obstacles along her path. In that light, we are requesting that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the following domestic abuse program and shelter: Counsel on Domestic Abuse, 4470 S. Houseman St., Terre Haute, IN 47802. Donations can also be made online at www.codaterrehaute.org
Published on December 13, 2017