Obituary of Donald Arthur Fitch
Fitch, Donald A.
Age 97, North Saint Paul
8/22/24 - 3/13/22
Passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on March 13. Preceded in death by his wife, Valjeane; his parents; brothers, Jim, Dick & Jerry; and sister, Bernie.
Survived by his children, Pam, Konny, Gary (Joan), Denise (Dave), Nancy, & Kim; grandchildren, Chris, Matt (Ashley), Danielle, Robb, Zach, & Ben; great-grandchildren, Peyton & Rowen; and many nieces & nephews. Our family will miss Pa terribly.
Donny served in WWII from 1943-1945 as a Quartermaster on the U.S.S. Essex.
Donny was a longtime East Side businessman, operating Pinecrest Food Products for cafeterias at the 3M Chemolite plant, owning Fitch’s Coffee Shop in the Pioneer Building, the Fox & Hounds, Donny’s Supper Club, and the Sherwood Lounge (1976-1995). He was the First Prince of Soot on the 1970 Vulcan Crew and an avid golfer prior to his failing health, having been a member of Southview CC & Indian Hills Golf Club for many years.
Most important to Dad were his Faith, Family, & Friends. The family wants to thank the angels on this earth, especially Jessie Aarsvold, Taylor Bennet, and staff from St. Croix Hospice for their tender loving care.
Visitation Monday, March 21 from 4-7 at Church of St. Peter. Also visitation 1 hour prior to Mass in the Church. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, March 22 at noon at Church of St. Peter (2600 N. Margaret St, No. St. Paul). Interment, St. Mary’s Cemetery.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Donald Fitch, please visit Tribute Store