John Daniel “Danny” Daniel “Danny” Fitch

April 24, 1979 ~ June 21, 2022 (age 43)


John Daniel “Danny” Fitch of Kalispell, MT passed away on June 21st from a rafting accident. Danny was born April 24th, 1979 in Gillette, WY.  He graduated from the University of Wyoming, while a member of the Wyoming Army Guard. While attending the University of Wyoming, he was a member of the Mens Rugby Team that placed 2nd in the nation.  Danny was selected as a two time All-American Rugby Player and represented the U.S. National team as an American Eagle.  He earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College followed by an RN degree.  He was a Registered Nurse employed by Logan Health in Kalispell, MT.  

Danny enjoyed staying physically fit, outdoor adventures, and coaching his children. He coached the Flathead High School rugby team to two Montana State Championships.

Danny is survived by his wife Shannon Fitch (Hardy), children Jaylyn and Brayton, his parents Susan and Gary Whipkey, and John Fitch.  Sister Amanda, niece Cahle, brothers Adam and Tanner. He is survived by in-laws Ann and Marc Hardy, brother-in-law Colin Hardy and wife Kara, niece and nephew Maryn and Nash Hardy.

In Lieu of flowers, please consider donating to:

The Danny Fitch Memorial Fund through UW Rugby: 

Black and Blue Flathead High School Rugby
780 White Basin Rd. Kalispell, MT 59901

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