Daniel Clyde “Dan” Fitz, 55, of Winamac, IN went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 20, 2022. He was surrounded by his family when he passed away peacefully at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Dan was born on June 23, 1966, to Jon and Linda [Cannon] Fitz in Plymouth, IN. Dan graduated from Culver Community High School in 1985. He served in the Army National Guard for 16 years working in maintenance and infantry. On December 13, 1994, Dan married his lifelong sweetheart, Debra Caudill. His last employer before he became ill was MPI in Knox, IN where he worked for 8 years.
Dan’s most precious assets were his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, and grandfather. He always looked forward to family gatherings where he knew that no matter how busy and hard life was his family was sure to gather. Dan enjoyed watching his grandkids grow and was always happy when the weekends would arrive for them to come stay. In earlier years, Dan loved camping, listening to 80’s hard rock music, family vacations, and fishing. One of his most favorite things to do in sickness and in health was taking trips around Bass Lake and Culver Lake. He enjoyed seeing all the new changes. Daniel will be sadly missed by all who were fortunate to have met him in their lives.
He is survived by:
Debra [Caudill] Fitz, Winamac, IN Wife
Crystal (Mitchell) Wolff, Winamac, IN Daughter
Danielle (Chris Dora) Fitz, Indianapolis, IN Daughter
Robin (Nathan) Harp, New Waverly, IN Daughter
DJ (Ashley) Fitz, Shelbyville, IN Son
Shane (Ashley Crum) Fitz, Winamac, IN Son
Jerry (Shirley Elpers) Fitz, Winamac, IN Son
11 Grandchildren: Addyson, Brianna, Bentley, Conner, Aidyn, Wyatt, Rylan, Jynsen, Liam, Keyara, and Ashtynn
Linda [Cannon] Biddle, Winamac, IN Mother
Jonwood (Julie) Fitz, Wisconsin Brother
Jonathan Fitz, Culver, IN Brother
Courtney (Matt) Artist, Knox, IN Sister
Several Nieces and Nephews
Carol Kellenburger, Star City, IN Aunt
Harry (Linda) Cannon, Winamac, IN Uncle
Preceded in death by:
Jon W. Fitz, Father
Wynona Fitz, Step Mother
Sean Fitz, Infant Brother
Jerry Lee Bailey, Brother
Reagan Artist, Infant Niece
Oliver Artist, Infant Nephew
Visitation will be from 2-6 PM EST Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EST Monday, January 24, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac with Craig Jones officiating. The VFW and American Legion will conduct Military Honors at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Pulaski Animal Center or Warrior Up Program at Winamac United Methodist Church or Memorial Swinging Bridge Project.
Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.