Ronald Fitzner, 1945-2017
Ronald Marvin Fitzner, 72, a resident of Fergus Falls, went home to the Lord Thursday, September 28, 2017. He was surrounded by his family at the Broen Home in Fergus Falls.
Ron was born on August 23, 1945, to Marvin and Elaine (Kosek) Fitzner in New Ulm. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Courtland, and was an elementary student at Immanuel Lutheran School. He graduated from Concordia Academy in St. Paul in 1963 and then attended Concordia College.
On February 20,1971, Ron married Lois Eldora Timian at St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm. They resided in the cities of New Ulm and Alexandria, before moving to Fergus Falls in the mid 1970’s. Ron was employed at Archie’s until its closing in 2009 and then worked at Shopko until March of 2017, when he left due to illness.
Ron loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed walking, hiking, church league softball, attending loca1 sporting events, and watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. He was a devoted member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls, serving as Church President, Elder, and with Stephen Ministries. Preceding him in death were his parents, Marvin and Elaine Fitzner; sister and brother- in-law, Sharon and Donald Peterson; brother, Michael Fitzner; brothers-in-law, Earl Blank, Dennis Fogelberg, Curtis Ronsberg; sister-in-law, Marilyn Fitzner; niece. Elizabeth Fitzner; and father and mother-in-law, Eldor and Frances Timian.
Survivors include his wife, Lois of Fergus Falls; children, Brenda (Josh) Keilen of Fergus Falls, Jennifer (Matthew) Lindemeier of Norwood, Brian (Jenny) Fitzner of Foxhome, Maggie (Kenny) Nash of East Grand Forks; grandchildren, Makenna, Daniel, Josiah, Micah; brother, John Fitzner of Mankato; sisters. Kathy Blank of Nicollet, Mary (Harlan) Blank of Nicollet, Cindy Fitzner of Truman, Nancy Fogelberg of Clear Lake; brother-in-law, Paul (Connie) Timian of Alpine, CA; sister-in-law, Barb Ronsberg of Hawley; nephews, nieces, and cousins. Visitation and the Funeral service for Ron were held on Friday, October 6, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church , Fergus Falls. The burial was held at Trinity-Faith Cemetery, Fergus Falls.
Ron will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. May his love and joy in our Lord and Savior continue on in all of us. Blessed be his memory.