Age 97, passed away May 29, 2016. She was born July 14, 1918, in Owosso, to Harry and Erma Fitch. Jean attended Michigan State College, graduated from Detroit Business College, and worked for the State of Michigan, Department of Treasury in the Investments Division, retiring in 1983. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church, the Business Women’s Association and the Catholic Business Women’s Group. She loved cats, traveling with friends, MSU Sports and Strafford plays.
Surviving are: nieces and nephews, Jane Ann Sorrwar of Mercer, PA, James (Carol) Fitch of Bellville, MI, John (Laurie) Fitch of Bath, David Fitch of Frankfurt, Robert Fitch of Traverse City, and Charles (Jane) Fitch of Okemos, as well as many grand nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Harry “Glen” Fitch and John “Gale” Fitch; and sisters-in-law, Eleanor and Lois Fitch.
The funeral service will be held at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016, with interment to follow in DeWitt Cemetery. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassus Hospice, Central United Methodist Church, or the Capitol Area Humane Society in memory of Jean Fitch.