Dec. 31, 1924 – May 31, 2019
Alma was born on a farm near Denton on Dec. 31, 1924, to Frank A. and Milena Kodejs Filipi. She passed away May 31, 2019. Alma was 94 years old. She was the fourth of 10 children.
She married her husband, Robert L. Fittro, on Feb. 19, 1947, in Marysville, Kansas. They lived in Burt County most of their married life but spent several years in Kansas do to Robert’s job. To this union three children were born, Shirley (Edward) Marquardt of North Charleston South Carolina, Sharon of Lyons and Robert R. (Sue) Fittro of Iowa City, Iowa.
Alma was active in the VFW Auxiliary serving for 14 years as president (retiring in 2017 because of ill health), and the Happy Days Senior Center, where she held offices and loved attending all their activities. She was a member of the Divide Center Presbyterian Church, then, upon its closing, she became an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lyons.
Alma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert in 1994; her sisters, Mildred Kvasnicka and Irene Richtarik; and her brothers, Frank, Elmer, Richard, Alvin and Edward; sisters-in-law, Evelyn, Berniece and Elizabeth Filipi; and her brother-in-law, Frank L. Fittro.
She is survived by her children; six grandchildren, Sherri Marquardt of North Charleston, South Carolina, Jennifer Fittro (Nick Svec) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Edward R. (Jamie) Marquardt of Ladson, South Carolina, Sarah Purdy of Solon, Iowa, E-6/ET1 Anthony (Katie) Fittro of Middleburg, Florida, and Jacob Fittro of Muscatine, Iowa; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; her sisters, Alice Vlasak and Edna Koll, both of Wilber; sisters-in-law, Lenora Fittro of Weston, Virginia Filipi of Wilber and Phyllis Filipi of Crete; her dear friends, Betty Burt and Laurene Appleby; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019, with the family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Services in Lyons. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, at the First Presbyterian Church in Lyons, with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in the Tekamah Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for future designation. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.pelanfuneralservices.com.