Floyd O. Fielitz , age 76, of West Chicago, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. He was born on March 13, 1940 in Elmhurst, IL to Herbert and Alvina Fielitz. He served in the US Army, from 1963-65 during the Vietnam War. Floyd was united in marriage to Katherine “Kate” Fielitz (Zbilski). Floyd loved his family, friends and church. He was a dedicated member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in West Chicago. St. Andrew’s has always been Floyd’s social and religious outlet that has brought much joy and fulfillment to him through friends and God. Floyd was involved in the St. Andrew Men’s group, maintaining the Church property and giving of himself, in many ways, to his Church community. St. Andrew’s was his “Home away from Home.” He owned “Floyd’s Automotive Gas Station” on St. Charles Road in Carol Stream for 16 years and worked as a mechanic for the City of Bartlett Municipality for 14 and a half years. He enjoyed his retirement years golfing, having fellowship with friends, and fishing with his brother Bob in Minnesota. Floyd would like to be remembered as a “huggable kind of a guy!”
Floyd is survived by his brother, H. Robert (Nanci) Fielitz of Morristown, MN, brother-in-law, Joseph (Colleen) Zbilski of Carol Stream, IL, sister-in-laws, Dolores Neunteufel of Addison, IL and Carol (James) Benson of Addison, IL and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine “Kate” Fielitz; brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Joan Fielitz, sister, Betty Conhartoski, sister and brother-in-law, Bunny and Paul Gitchel, sister-in-law Betty Zbilski, brother-in-law, Al Neunteufel, niece, Julie Koehn and nephew, Michael Neunteufel .
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Norris-Segert Funeral Home & Cremation Services , 132 Fremont St., West Chicago (One block north of Washington St. & Main St). Floyd will lie-in-state on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church , 155 N. Prince Crossing Rd., West Chicago, Reverend Joshua Ebener officiating. Interment will be at Bartlett Cemetery in Bartlett, IL. Contributions in Floyd’s memory may be made to St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 155 N. Prince Crossing Rd., West Chicago 60185 and Northwestern Medicine Hospice, 690 E. North Ave., Carol Stream, IL 60188. For info (630) 231-0060 or www.norrissegertfh.com