Obit: Fitzl, John Lewis (1916 - 2006)

Contact:  Carol (Purkis) Mitte

Surnames: Fitzl, Bruett, Rose, Hammond, Lloyd, Blomberg, O'Dell

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, May 3rd 2006, Pg. 10

Fitzl, John Lewis (9 April 1916 - 25 April 2006)

John Lewis Fitzl, age 90, of Owen, formerly of Greenwood died on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at the Clark County Health Care Center where he has been a resident since December of 2003.

John was born April 9, 1916 in Stanley, the son of Anton and Fern (Bruett) Fitzl. He attended school in Thorp. After his schooling he worked on the family farm. He was united in marriage on July 5, 1938 to Margaret Johnson. John served in the United States Army during WWII stationed in Germany. He owned and operated a carpentry business for 35 years in Greenwood, John greatly enjoyed fishing. He was a member of the Greenwood American Legion Post # 238 and Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Greenwood.

John will be sadly missed by his children, Milton (Fern) Fitzl, of Loyal; Dennis (Joyce) Fitzl, of Willard; Marjorie Rose, of Greenwood; Donna (Bill) Hammond, of Loyal; and Beverly (Edwin) Lloyd; of Neillsville, Wis. He is further survived by 24 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Irene Johnson, of Lake Geneva, WI .

John was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret on Feb 4, 1962; two sons, Jimmy and Billy in infancy; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services for John were held Friday, April 28, at the Cuddie Funeral Home in Greenwood. Reverend Teri Blomberg officiated. Burial followed in the Greenwood City Cemetery with full military rites performed by the Greenwood American Legion Post # 238.

Pallbearers were: Rick Fitzl, Brian Fitzl, Travis Fitzl, Milt Fitzl Jr., Eddie Lloyd Jr. and Dale O'Dell.



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