Fitzke, Robert (age 73) of Maple Grove passed away on May 1, 2017, following a long and courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. Bob was a loving husband, devoted father of three and adoring grandfather of six. An avid outdoorsman, Bob spent as much of his time outside as he could. He led by example, was a friend and father figure to all who needed one, and never lost his sense of humor. Bob is survived by his wife Barbara (Koppes); children, Jennifer (John) Anderson, Susan (Brandon Nelson), and Daniel (Cassie); and grandchildren, Michael, Joshua, Braydon, Sena, Owen and Max. A visitation will be held Wednesday, May 10th from 5-8 PM at KOZLAK-RADULOVICH MAPLE GROVE CHAPEL (13745 Reimer Dr.). A funeral service will held Thursday, May 11th at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior at ST. VINCENT de PAUL (9100 – 93rd Ave., Brooklyn Park.)