Mary Swarthout Fitch

Mary Swarthout Fitch, age 76, of Bloomington, MN passed away at home surrounded by family on August 30, 2019.

Mary was born in 1943 to Earl and Marilyn Swarthout in Virginia, MN. As the eldest in a family of seven children she became a loving mentor to her siblings from an early age. Mary began her schooling at Central School and graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 1961. She continued her education at the Oak Hills Bible Institute and the Swedish Hospital nursing program. Mary and William “Bill” Fitch were united in marriage in 1976, and they raised four children together. Mary was a wonderful baker, a creative quilter and a devoted Bible teacher. Her home was always open to close neighbors and traveling relatives alike.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Bill. She is survived by her children: Carrie Hanson of San Diego, Karmen Fitch of Chicago, Stephanie Fitch of Edina, and Tim Fitch of Minneapolis. She is also survived by her siblings Lorne, Craig, Lyn, Ruth, Anne and Polly, four grandchildren, and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Donations in Mary’s name may be made to Optage Hospice of Roseville, MN. There will be a celebration of Mary’s life at a later date.