Ronald (Ron) Evan Fitting, 69, passed away March 2, 2017, surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Ron was born Feb. 11, 1948, to Ray and Geneva Fitting. He joined siblings Jerry, Kathleen, and Doug. Sister Janice later joined the family.
Ron grew up in Stites and graduated from Clearwater Valley High School. After graduation, Ron left the Clearwater Valley area and ventured to Boise to attend barber school. Ron’s barber career lead him to Coeur d’Alene.
Ron’s passion for the outdoors and the Clearwater Valley area returned him to Kooskia.
Ron married Peggy Pfefferkorn. Together they had Ronita, Ray, Roy, and Rye. The marriage later ended in divorce.
Ron married Diane Hendren on April 17, 1997. He added two step-children, Brian and Amanda Windsor, to his family.
Ron left his barber career when he returned to Kooskia and began and retired from his career in the woods industry. He worked at Twin Feathers Mill, Potlatch Corporation, and Clearwater Paper. He retired from Clearwater Paper in 2007.
Ron loved the outdoors. He has many great memories of fishing, hunting, and camping with family.
Ron was preceeded in death by his parents Ray Fitting, Geneva Fitting Cooper, daughter Ronita Fitting, and brother Jerry Fitting.
He is survived by his wife Diane Fitting of Kamiah, brother Doug Fitting of Kooskia, sisters Kathleen (Ed) Bingaman of Spokane and Janice Cooper of Lewiston, sister-in-law Suzanna Fitting of Utah, sons Ray (Michelle) Fitting of Lewiston, Roy Fitting of Coeur d’Alene, Rye (Loretta Fitting) of Tok, Alaska, step-children Brian (Joleen) Windsor of Kooskia, and Amanda Windsor of Stites, grandchildren Ciara, Cole, Courtney, Heather, Sawyer, Saylor, Emily, Austin, and Carl, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Per his request, a funeral will not be held. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date.