Max Raymond Fitkin

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Max Raymond Fitkin

Death 27 May 2010 (aged 93)
Burial Oxford, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 53849760 · View Source
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Max R. Fitkin, 93, of West Branch, passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, Cedar Rapids. Interment will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Oxford, IA. Friends may call from 4 until 7 PM Tuesday at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids.

Survivors include his three daughters Carolynn (George) Campbell of Anamosa, Charlene Stratton of Iowa City, and Catherine (Jeff) Krouse of Fairfax; eight grandchildren Kelly Wesley, Kristine May, Thomas and Kimberly Campbell, Michelle Klostermann, Michael and Mark Stratton, and Parker Krouse; 18 great grandchildren: and a close friend Rusty Tang.

He was preceded in death by his wife Maxine; parents; two sisters; and four brothers.

Max was born February 2, 1917 in Janesville, IA the son of Thomas and Rhoda (Perkins) Fitkin. He married Dorothy "Maxine" Thomas on April 19, 1941 in Kirksville, MO. Maxine preceded Max in death on April 22, 1986. When Max was 9 years old he started working in the grocery business. In 1950 Max and his wife Maxine bought their first grocery store in Monticello, managing the store until 1958. After selling their first grocery store Max and Maxine would purchase their second grocery store in 1959 - Fitkin's Royal Blue in Oxford, IA. After selling their second store, Max went on to work for Randall's in Iowa City and Mel's Holiday Foods in North Liberty. Most recently he worked for the Casey's General Store in West Branch, IA. Max always believed in hard work and showed this everyday of his life.

Max was a past president of the Oxford Chamber of Commerce, and was a volunteer on the Monticello and Oxford Fire Departments for many years. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, working, taking his girls shopping, and spending time with his family and friends.

The Fitkin family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Champion, the staff at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, and Iowa City Hospice.
From: Iowa City Press-Citizen, May 30, 2010
[Thanks to contributor #47448897 for the middle name.]

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