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Jon Hitch


   Jon Hitch, 76, of Fountain City, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 3, in the comfort of his home.

   He was born in in Crawfordsville, Indiana on January 24, 1942 to Herbert and Virginia Armstrong Hitch, both of whom preceded him in death. Jon was raised in the area of Bainbridge, Indiana and attended Butler University and Indiana State University.

   Jon enjoyed a career with IBM and also farmed in the Putnam County area. He held a pilot’s license and also enjoyed flying remote-controlled aircraft. He was a car guy who raced go-karts and loved the Indy 500. He enjoyed boating and spending extended periods of time on the St. Lawrence River. He had lived in the Fountain City area since 1986.

   Jon will be missed by his wife, the former Sharon Rothrock, to whom he was married on Christmas Eve, 1977; son & daughter-in-law, Jonn Russell & Michelle Hitch; daughter & son-in-law, Kristina & Ryan Wysong; son & daughter-in-law, David & Clara Hitch; and nine grandchildren.

   Jon’s life will be celebrated at 1:00 pm on Friday, December 7 at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.

   Family and friends may gather at the funeral home from 12-1 pm on Friday.


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Was shocked to read of Jon's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sharon and family. So glad we got to meet Jon the summer you stopped at Goosebay to visit us. He was someone we took an instant liking to. So very nice to visit with. Sharon...so glad you have such a nice family to help you in this very difficult time. With love from your cousin Marc Davis and wife Karen...Goosebay New York

Marc and Karen Davis Dec 8 2018 12:00 AM

An A Dream in Pink was ordered on December 7, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Dec 7 2018 12:00 AM

A Monet's Garden Basket was ordered on December 7, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Dec 7 2018 12:00 AM

A Spring's Bounty Basket was sent on December 6, 2018

Deepest condolences - Shelly, Rusty, Austin, and Hannah Hitch

Expression of Sympathy Dec 6 2018 12:00 AM

A Well Wishes was sent by Beckman Coulter on December 6, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Dec 6 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry Sharon. Plz know i will be praying for you and the kids. Here always xoxo

CoeWysong family Dec 6 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jon Hitch

Theresa Sams Dec 5 2018 12:00 AM

A Summer Memories was ordered on December 5, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Dec 5 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jon Hitch

Raymond Watters Dec 5 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss David and family please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Gretchen Smith Dec 4 2018 12:00 AM