Date of Death:  February 16, 2022

Service Details

In accordance with family wishes, cremation will be conducted, and a memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Leonidas Missionary Baptist Church, 31209 M-60, Leonidas, MI 49066 with Pastor Dave Stevens officiating.

Obituary Notice

Joan Dee Fitch, 83, of Three Rivers, passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Ascension Borgess Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on August 21, 1938 in Three Rivers, the daughter of Harold and Iva (Beach) Spence, and attended Three Rivers High School.

On February 3, 1962 she married Lawrence W. Fitch in Three Rivers.

Along with her twin sister, Zoan, she worked at Newberry’s Department Store, Continental Can, and as an inserter at the Three Rivers Commercial-News.

Remaining to cherish her memory are her husband, Larry Fitch; sons, Jeff (Lena) Fitch and Samuel H. Fitch; grandchildren, Autumn Fitch and Nicole Sheteron; step-grandchildren, Frannie Shaw, Loretta Cross, and Sun Min Lee; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Zoan Gimbert; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Additional Information

Donations in Joan’s memory may be directed to Colon Food Pantry or to St. Joseph County Animal Control. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers, MI 49093 in care of her arrangements.

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  1. You were so much more than just my grandma. You were my best friend, a mother figure when I needed one, and a shoulder to lean on. I miss you so much it hurts not seeing you sitting in the chair watching cowboy movies and eating your favorite popcorn. I miss our time together and the laughter we shared. I love you so much, grandma. May you Rest In Peace ❤️🙏🏻✨

    • Mom we all love you so very much,I can’t believe you are gone now,but we all know you are in a very much better place now,I couldn’t have asked for a better mom,you were always their for us and everyone will be dearly missed,we hold you close in our hearts you mom❤️❤️😢😢

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