Robert D. Fittje, age 65, a former resident of Colorado Springs and currently of Parker, Colorado, went home to the arms of Jesus on August 14, 2013. He was a loving husband, son, brother, father, and grandfather.
Robert Dean Fittje was born on April 13, 1948 in Columbus, Nebraska to Werner L. and Lillian E. (Pearson) Fittje. He was a 1966 graduate of Wasson High School and served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps for three and a half years. He was a Vietnam Veteran.
He married Ruth C. Erickson on November 1, 1969 in Wahiawa, Hawaii. He co-founded Fittje Brother’s Printing in Colorado Springs with his brother, was a salesman for AB Dick, owned his own franchise of Sir Speedy Printing in Littleton, and for several years owned and operated Twin Pines Printing in his home in Perry Park. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Castle Rock, Colorado and became a Stephen Minister involved in prison ministries. This man of faith was diagnosed with an incurable disease 20 years ago and was active with the Alpha One Foundation.
He will be best remembered as an inspiration of faith and strength to all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife: Ruth of Parker, Colorado; his mother: Lillian Fittje of Colorado Springs; and his four children: Guy (wife, Stephanie) Fittje of Parker; Jason (wife, Elaina) Fittje of Englewood; Michele (husband, Michael) Harrington of Parker; and Jennifer Fittje of Parker.
He is also survived by his two sisters: Mary (husband, Bill) Montie of Colorado Springs; and Kathy (husband, Mark) Rowley of Colorado Springs; and eight wonderful grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Werner, in 2006; his brother, Gerald Fittje, in 1984; and his granddaughter, Brittany, in 2012.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Faith Lutheran Church of Castle Rock, 303 Ridge Road, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. A reception will immediately follow. A graveside service with Marine Corps Honors will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Staging Area ‘B’.
Memorials in Bob’s memory may be made to the Alpha One Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 302, Miami, Florida 33133; or the Denver Hospice, 501 South Cherry Street #700, Denver, Colorado 80246.
Blessed be his memory.