Nov. 19, 1946–Jan. 27, 2024


Michael L. Fitzwater, 77 years old, passed on Jan. 27, 2024, from a short fight of pancreatic cancer, in Newcastle, Wyoming.


Mike was the son of Ralph and Jerry Fitzwater, born in Toledo, Ohio, on Nov. 19, 1946. Mike grew up with four sisters and six brothers. When he was 18 years of age he joined the U.S. Army, where he fought in Vietnam War, later receiving a Purple Heart award for his service.


Returning home, he met Linda Anderson and got married in June of 1972. Starting their family, they had two boys Rob and Billy. In 1984, Mike went off to attend the Oklahoma Horseshoeing School. Because of his deep passion for horses, he did a lot of work with many.


His hobbies were riding horses and motorcycles. He loved to walk and meet new people; he never met a stranger. Getting coffee at a local restaurant soon also became routine when he moved to Newcastle. He also loved to be surrounded by family, watch his granddaughters grow up, and watch many movies with his dog, Cody.


Mike is survived by his wife, Linda; sons, Rob (Jamie) Billy (Michelle); grandchildren, Preslee and Addison; three brothers and four sisters. 

He’s preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.


Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Meridian Mortuary, 111 S. Railway Ave., Newcastle, WY, 82701 or expressions of sympathy may also be made online at meridianmortuary.com.



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