Kevin Patrick Fitch, 66

Kevin Patrick Fitch, 66, passed away on Nov. 6, 2018, at his home in Laketown Township.

Kevin is survived by his wife Ellen (ten Hoor) Fitch; children, Margaret Ellen Perec (Matthew Fletcher) of Fennville, Kevin Patrick Henry Fitch of Saugatuck, and Jude Hayden Fitch, at home; brother, Robert (Yolanda) Fitch of Savannah, Ga.; sisters-in-law, Noreen Fitch of Chesterland, Ohio, Joan ten Hoor (James Dobson) of Sollsbery, Ind., Lois Sterenberg (Russell) of Hillsboro, Ore.; and nieces and nephews.

Kevin was preceded in death by his parents James and Jean Fitch and brother James Fitch.

Kevin’s passing marks the end of five generations of Fitch men sailing the Great Lakes. He sailed in the commercial grain and ore trades and later for Lake Michigan Carferry on the SS Badger. Kevin also drove for the Interurban which he enjoyed greatly and captained a research vessel for the Annis Water Resources Institute, a research organization of Grand Valley State University.

A memorial will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Holland, 270 Hoover Blvd, Holland, MI 49423.

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