When Ethel Rose Fritz was born on 9 February 1912, in Illinois, United States, her father, Francis Killian Fritz, was 23 and her mother, Lillian M. Podach, was 21. She married Merle Donald Bussell on 18 June 1932, in Starke, Indiana, United States. She lived in Cooper, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 29 February 1984, in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, at the age of 72.
German: from a pet form of the personal name Friedrich . This form of the surname is also found in Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, and France (Alsace and Lorraine), and also in central European countries such as Slovenia, Croatia, Czechia, and Slovakia, where it is more often spelled in the Slavicized form Fric (see below).
Americanized or Germanized form of Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, and Croatian Fric: from the personal name Fric, a pet form, of German origin (see above), of Old Czech and Slovak Fridrich, Slovenian Friderik, Croatian Fridrik, equivalents of German Friedrich .