Reverend Joseph Fix, pastor of St. Agnes Parish in Marion and Sacred Heart Parish in Evart, died Thursday, May 13, 2021 after a battle with cancer.

Father Fix was born on October 21, 1941 in Alpine Township, son of Joseph and Delores (Kline) Fix. He is survived by his siblings: Robert Fix, Mary Weisenburger, Suzanne (Jack) Paas, Janet Thompson, Raymond (Alexandra) Fix, Delores (John) Olthoff, Jeanne (Robert) Enell, Gerard (Rilma) Fix, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Father Fix attended St. Alphonsus Elementary School and Catholic Central High School in Grand Rapids; Jordan Seminary in Menominee, MI; St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore, MD; and St. John Provincial Seminary in Plymouth, MI.  On June 1, 1968, he was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Allen J. Babcock. Father Fix’s first assignment was as parochial vicar of SS. Peter and Paul in Ionia.

Father Fix’s pastoral assignments

  • June 1968: Appointed parochial vicar of SS. Peter and Paul in Ionia, MI
  • July 1969: Appointed parochial vicar of St. John Vianney in Wyoming, MI
  • April 1973: Appointed parochial vicar of St. Francis de Sales in Muskegon, MI
  • July 1975: Appointed Cursillo coordinator of the Muskegon Secretariat
  • June 1978: Appointed pastor of St. Paul Campus in Big Rapids
  • August 1980: Appointed chaplain to the Mecosta County Jail
  • July 1987: Appointed pastor of St. Ann in Baldwin with a Mission in Luther
  • July 2000: Appointed pastor of Sacred Heart in Evart and St. Agnes in Marion.

Funeral arrangements

Sunday, May 16
2 – 5 p.m.
St. Agnes Catholic Church
603 E. Main Street
Marion, MI 49665

Monday, May 17
9 a.m. – Noon
Sacred Heart Catholic Church 
9878 US 10
Evart, MI 49631

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Bishop David Walkowiak presiding.

Eternal rest grant unto Fr. Fix, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. Amen.