Obits – Vernon G. Fitz

Vernon G. Fitz

Vernon G. Fitz

Vernon G. Fitz, age 66, of Norwood Young America, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at his home.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday July 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. at The Church of the Ascension (323 Reform St. N.) in Norwood Young America with Fr. Gregory Abbott as celebrant. Gathering of family and friends was Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church. Interment will be at the church cemetery.
Vernon George Fitz was born Aug. 23, 1946 in Sebeka, Minn., the son of Alois and Rosella (Borka) Fitz. He received the sacraments of baptism, first communion and confirmation at the St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Blue Grass, Minn. Vernon was united in Jane Marie Bitzer on Jan. 16, 1965 in Watertown, S.D.
While in high school Vernon’s family moved to Waconia. Vernon was a graduate of the Waconia High School. He was a member of the Ascension Catholic Church where he was a past CCD teacher.
Vernon worked in maintenance and was employed by Thermo King for 38 years where he had served on the Union Arbitrary Committee.  He liked meeting for breakfast with fellow retirees. He enjoyed painting/restoring automobiles and working in his garage. Vernon loved to fix things and do yard work. He liked to watch squirrels, birds and rabbits. Vernon will be remembered for his “Vern’s words of wisdom.” Vernon recorded the weather daily.
Vernon is preceded in death by his parents Alois and Rosella Fitz.
Vernon is survived by his loving family: wife Jane Fitz of Norwood Young America; sons and daughters-in-law Jeffrey and Lorrie Fitz of McDonough, Ga., Michael and Ann Fitz of Bloomington; grandchildren Megan, Logan and Jordan Fitz, Domonique, Daeshawn, Davien and Olivia Fitz; brother and sister-in-law LeRoy and Ann Fitz of Norwood Young America; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Bob and Fern Bitzer of Hinesville, Ga., John Bitzer of Cologne, Florence Hiller of Delano; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Urn bearers Jeffrey Fitz and Michael Fitz.
Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; (952) 442-2121; www.johnsonfh.com.

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