Memorial services for Forrest “Dewey” Duane Fitch, 86, of Tipton, who died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Mercy Hospital– Iowa City, were held Feb. 28 at First United Methodist Church, Tipton. Pastor Paul Frederiksen officiated. Burial was at Tipton Masonic cemetery, with military rites provided by the Tipton American Legion and Tipton Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Dewey was born Sept. 22, 1925, in Tipton, the son of Edward William and Elinor Nicholson Reeder Fitch. He served in the United States Coast Guard from 1942 until 1946 during World War II. Dewey was united in marriage to Beverly Maureen Reeve on April 28, 1951, in New Liberty.
Local survivors include Brett (Keri) Fitch of Solon. Memorials may be made to Tipton Senior Center in memory of Dewey. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com .