Bloomington - Roger C. Fitchorn, 75, of Bloomington, passed away
at 10:28 a.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at his residence.
He was born on September 24, 1938,
in Bloomington, a son to Roger A. And Loucille F. (Koch)
Fitchorn. He married Peggy Linthwaite on April 2, 1960 in
Columbus, OH. She survives.
In addition to his wife, Peggy,
survivors include, two sons, Roger Brian (Sherri) Fitchorn and
Scott James (Theresa) Fitchorn, both of Bloomington; a sister,
Sharon Ward of Danvers; a brother, David Fitchorn of TN; two
cousins, Thomas (Connie) Saunders and Arthur (Jeanne) Saunders,
both of MI; lifelong friends, Donald (Barbra) Chapman of WI; six
grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and many
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, and uncle Joe Fitchorn.
Roger was a life long member of
Trinity Lutheran Church where he enjoyed giving out suckers to all
the small children who came through the door.
He was employed as a dock man with
Nussbaum Trucking Company for 25 years. He was an avid
sportsman and HAM radio operator, his call letters were KC9
PIQ. He was a member of the HAM Radio Club and had numerous
Roger was a veteran serving in
the United States Air Force.
His funeral service will be held at
11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church
in Bloomington with Pastor Thomas Wirsing and Pastor Chris Nitzel
officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7p.m. on
Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home
in Bloomington and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the
church. Full Military Rites will be accorded by the
Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard.
Interment will be held at East Lawn
Memorial Gardens in Bloomington. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in
Bloomington. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in
Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.
He will be missed by all who knew
him, "Ta-Ta Grumpy".
Online condolences and memories of
Roger may be sent to the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.
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