Obit: Murry Fitzer


Murry L. Fitzer, 68, of Wilton died Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at his home. Memorial visitation was held on July 2 at the Bentley Funeral Home in Durant. A private family celebration of Murry’s life was held. Memorial contributions may be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House or the American Cancer Society in his memory. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Murry was born in Davenport on June 15, 1952 to Herchal and Bernadine (Guttenfelder) Fitzer. Murry graduated from Durant High School in 1970 and from the University of Northern Iowa in 1975 with a BA in business administration. He married Connie Boorn. He later married Julie L. Terhune on Feb. 27, 2010 in West Liberty.

Murry was the CEO of Florilli Corp. in West Liberty, and farmed his family farm in Cedar County with his son Tommy. Murry served on numerous IMTA committees and task forces for over 20 years.

Florilli joined IMTA in 1990, where Murry served as a board member from 1990 to 2020 and as chairman of the board in 2007 and 2008. He was a member of the IMTA executive committee from 2005 to 2020, and the IMTA finance committee from 2008 until 2020. He was also the Iowa Motor Carriers Foundation chairman from 2010 until 2020, served a 3-year term on the first Iowa Freight Advisory board and was a member of the Iowa Motor Truck Association. Murry enjoyed landscaping and working in his yard. Above all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Murry is survived and loving remembered by his wife Julie; children Erik (April) Fitzer of Haymarket, Virginia, Tommy (Erin) Fitzer of Wilton, Heather (Rob) Wheeler of Colorado Springs, Colorado, McKensey (Travis) Sorensen of Wilton, and Chantz Brooks of Wilton; his mother, Bernadine Fitzer of Durant; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; sisters Mary (John) Haila of Ames and Dr. Melody (Lauren) Sangret-Fitzer of Gladwin, Michigan and his brother Mike (Patti) Fitzer of Mountain Home, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his father.

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