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Fred L. "Jake" Fitch
  • In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the First Congregational United Church of Christ, McPherson Shrine Club Children's Hospital Travel Fund, or the McPherson County Humane Society in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home.

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“Jake was my uncle and was a awesome man!! He will be missed by all that loved him!! ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Amie Weir - Mineral Wells, TX

“Donna and children, Don and I send our sincere sympathy to all of you. We were so fond of Jake and will miss him. Our prayers are with you all. ...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Dottie and Don Murphy - KS

“We were so sorry to hear of Jake's passing. We'll miss seeing him at the Central grade school and Barnum high school reunions that he always...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Syd & Loretta Dahlin - Cambridge, MN

“Dear Donna and Family: Our hearts are heavy with your loss. Jake was one of the "greats"! He touched and made an impact on many lives and will be...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Jim and Teresa Hanneman - Nathrop, CO

“Donna: Sorry for you and your family over the loss of Jake. He will be missed. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Marilyn Kopke - Great Bend, KS

“Dear Fitch family, I am so terribly sorry about Jake's passing. He was a good man and always treated me kindly. He was a wonderful grandpa to my...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Maria Hannah - Claremore, OK

“Donna and Family- We were so sorry to hear of Jake's death. We have many fond memories of the times we spent with you both-you were good friends to...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Scott and Patty Potter - MO

“Dear Donna and your family, our hearts are heavy with grief for you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Cindy and Jim Griggs - McPherson, KS

“Hi Mrs. Fitch (Donna) ... and family, So sorry to hear about Mr. Fitch. May God comfort your hearts as you go through this difficult time. I have...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Louie Potts Peterson - McPherson, KS

“Dear Donna and Gail, I was so sorry to help of Jake's passing. Please accept our sympathy for your loss. I know that that this past year hasn't...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Judy & Harlan Doering - Tyler, TX


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Jake Fitch, 83, of McPherson, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013, at McPherson Hospital. He was the owner & operator of J & J Pipeline Construction & Supply.

He was born December 9, 1929, in Enid, Oklahoma, the son of Fred L., Sr. and Martha J. "Jennie" (Campbell) Fitch. He graduated from Adair High School in Adair, Oklahoma.

On July 11, 1954, Jake was united in marriage to Donna L. Josselyn in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Jake was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Masonic Lodge #172, Scottish Rite, Isis Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters, McPherson Shrine Club, Order of the Eastern Star, the Pipeliner's Hall of Fame, and numerous car clubs.

Survivors include: his wife, Donna of the home; children, Gail Lauderdale (Harvey) of McPherson, KS, Mike Fitch of McPherson, KS, Lesa Fitch of Adair, OK, and Kevin Fitch of Tulsa, OK; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two half-brothers, and three half-sisters.

The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM, Friday, July 5, 2013, at First Congregational United Church of Christ with Rev. H. Dick Reynolds, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery, followed by a reception and celebration of Jake's life at the Best Western Holiday Manor Convention Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the First Congregational United Church of Christ, McPherson Shrine Club Children's Hospital Travel Fund, or the McPherson County Humane Society in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.