Donald C. Fitz
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Donald C. Fitz, age 86, passed away on October 27, 2013 in the Blue Water Hospice Home. He was born March 16, 1927 in Lambs, Michigan the son of Earl and Lulu Fitz. He married Lois M. Eves on July 9, 1977 in Fort Gratiot.
Don graduated from Port Huron High School in 1946. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was active during WWII in Okinawa and the Pacific Theatre until his discharge. He worked at Detroit Edison for 41 years, and was supervisor of maintenance before his retirement on June 30, 1988. He really enjoyed riding his motorcycle with good friends. He also enjoyed going on trips. Don always liked to go for coffee at Do-Boy Doughnuts until it closed in 1999. Don and Lois enjoyed wintering in Florida for several years.
He was a member of the Masons Pine Grove Lodge #11, B.P.O.E. #343 Elks, American Legion Post #8, Moose #158, and the Gold Wing Rider Association.
He is survived by his wife of 36 wonderful years, Lois M. Fitz, children, Charles Fitz, Dondra (Edward) Watkins, all of Vero Beach, Florida, and Tom Fitz of Marysville, grandchildren, Christopher and Allison Watkins, step-children, Diane (Bill) Gallie, Dr. Edward (Irene) Eves, Marilyn (John) Elmslie, William (Lyn) Eves, and Robert Eves, his twin sister, Donna (Gaylord) Feick, sisters-in-law, Elaine Freeman and Barbara Riehl, 12 step-grandchildren, 1 step-great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. We all loved him dearly, he was good to all. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Geraldine McQuat and Deloris Balmer.
A funeral mass will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary Catholic Church - Port Huron with The Rev. Fr. Zbigniew Zomerfeld officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Smith Family Funeral Home - North, 1525 Hancock Street. There will also be visitation on Wednesday at church beginning at 10 AM. Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church or Blue Water Hospice. www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Times Herald on Oct. 28, 2013