Francis F. FITKIN
Rosaltha May BASKINS
Mary Elizabeth LEAN
Thomas Edward FITKIN
Rhoda Almira PERKINS

Max R. FITKIN of West Branch


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Max R. FITKIN of West Branch

  • Born: 2 Feb 1917, Iowa, USA
  • Married: 19 Apr 1941, Kirksville, Adair, MO, USA
  • Died: 27 May 2010, Iowa City, Johnson Co., IA, USA

  Research Notes:

"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..." 1

   Marriage Information:

Max married Maxine THOMAS on 19 Apr 1941 in Kirksville, Adair, MO, USA. (Maxine THOMAS was born on 15 Jun 1917 and died on 22 Apr 1986.)


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