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Lewis C. Fitts

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“Carol, Please accept our condolences on the passing of Lewie, and our apologies in not attending his viewing. We did not learn of his passing...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Cathy & Johnnetta Brown - IN

“Amanda & Family; I am sorry for your loss and pray that God wraps His arms of love around all of you to give you peace and comfort. Lewis seems to...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: SUSAN SCROGHAM - Middlebury, IN

“Our prayers go out to you as you go through this time of grieving. We will miss Lewis' wit and sense of humor at the family reunions. Our lives are...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Debbie/Glen Duke - Deshler, NE

“Carol, Our prayers are with you and your family. Lewis was a great person and our country lost a great Marine ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Mike and Candi Wozniel - VA

“Carol, You & Louie's family are in our thoughts & many prayers. God be with you & give you strength , in these days ahead. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Jack & Elizabeth Oakley - Howe, IN

“Carol - Praying for you. I know the Lord will help you. Peggy Webb ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Peggy Webb - Goshen, MI

“Carol.....we are thinking of you... Tom and Pauline ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Tom and Pauline Atwater - IN

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Lewis C. Fitts age 79 of Sturgis, Michigan passesd away Thursday afternoon November 1, 2012 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born February 26, 1933 in Hudson, Michigan a son of the late Harry and Irene (Losey) Fitts. Lewis resided in Sturgis for the past 32 years coming from White Pigeon. On November 15, 1980 he married Carol Munson at the First Church of God in Sturgis. In 1997 he retired from Sturgis Molded Products in Sturgis after 13 years of employment. He had also worked at the Central Manufacturing Service in Three Rivers and Coca Cola Distributing in Sturgis. After 33 years of dedicated service to his country he retired from the U.S. Marine Corp earning the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant. His many years of service included a tour of duty during the Korean War and two tours of duty during the Viet Nam War. He received many accommodations and medals including the Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, Viet Nam Service Medal with two stars, Purple Heart and Naval Commendation Letter. He was a member of the Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church in Howe where he was also a member of the Men's Club and he enjoyed cooking, grilling and walking. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 32 years, Carol; three daughters: Diane (Dale) Norton of Bryan, Ohio, Judy Pilch of Ocala, Florida and Connie (Kevin) Wright of White Pigeon; four sons: Brad (Laurie) Wagaman of Manahawkin, New Jersey, Terry (Betsy) Wagaman of Dearborn Heights, Randy (Tracy) Wagaman of Commerce Township and Kevin Wagaman of White Pigeon; 10 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, one sister: Tena Gould of Plainwell and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother: Joseph Bringman and one sister: Harriett Sussdorf. The family will receive friends from 2:00-6:00 P.M. Sunday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-3284. Funeral services celebrating the life of Lewis Fitts will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. Jean Ness of the Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at the Pretty Prairie Cemetery in Howe, Indiana where full military honors will be conferred by the U.S. Marine Corp Honor Guard and the Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donations in Mr. Fitts' memory consider the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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