There is a saying “It takes a village to raise a boy”.
During the extended illness and subsequent death of our husband, Dad, & Grandpa, Phil Fitzwater we have experienced this on a profound scale. Due to the COVID restrictions we were unable to eulogize Phil in the traditional way, surrounded by our family and friends. This did not deter this phenomenal community from an out-pouring of support we could never have imagined. We have heard from family, work associates old and new, classmates, church family, friends we met this year and others we have known for a lifetime. To all of you, we say Thank-You!
Being a farming community you all understood that the work never stops and a harvest must go on. Whether you drove a combine, hauled grain, moved wagons, loaded straw, fixed equipment, or were one of the dozens who called with an offer of help, We Thank-you! If you provided meals, snacks, home baked cookies, bottled water or hot coffee, We Thank-You! If you called, texted, sent cards, letters, drove past to honk and wave, offered a prayer in our behalf, or simply stopped and thought of us and our struggle, We Thank-You!
The memorials in his name to The Continental Summer Baseball/Softball Program, Harness Horseman Youth Foundation, and the Wounded Warriors are greatly appreciated. This will provide special funding to continue with events that he really enjoyed and supported.
We thank this community, this village, for raising us up into the family we are today.
We thank this village for the love, and support, both physical and emotional through this very difficult time.
From our broken but grateful hearts,
The Phil Fitzwater Family
Lynn & Norma Fitzwater & Family
Jeff & Monica Fitzwater & Family
Eric & Tina Fitzwater & Family
Shane & Michelle Fitzwater & Family