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Obituary for Eugene Fitzgerald

February 26, 1938 - November 24, 2017
Stuart, Iowa | Age 79


Eugene Fitzgerald, 79, of Stuart died Friday, November 24, 2017 at his home. Memorial mass will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017 at All Saints Catholic Church in Stuart. Father Raymond Higgins will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Stuart.

Open memorial visitation will be from 4- 7 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2017 at All Saints Catholic Church in Stuart, with family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2017 with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Memorials are to the family.

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Eugene Raymond Fitzgerald was born February 26, 1938 in Elma, Ia. to Marie Florence (Freidhof) and Raymond Patrick Fitzgerald. Gene graduated from New Hampton High School in 1957. In 1961 Gene was united in marriage to Patricia Kout in New Hampton, Ia. Gene worked as a salesman, working for Des Moines Paper, Preneed Systems, Quality Ford and Holmes Honda and part time farmer all of his life living in Newton, Des Moines and Stuart. In 1988 Gene was united in marriage to Kathryn Wagner in Stuart, at All Saints Catholic Church. Gene in his spare time loved to farm and a good true story. Gene was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and actively involved in Alcoholics Anonymous celebrating 34 years of sobriety.

Gene is survived by his wife Kathryn Fitzgerald; eleven children, Tom Fitzgerald of Newton, Ia., Ron Fitzgerald of Newton, Ia., Kelly (husband Dave) Currant of Bondurant, Ia., Kathleen (husband Dave) Brown of Kellogg, Donnie (wife Shelly) Fitzgerald of Newton, Ia., Mary Kathryn Fitzgerald of West Des Moines, Ia., Steven (wife Nikki) Wagner of Urbandale, Ia., Matthew Wagner (friend Joan) of Menlo, Ia., John (wife Shari) Wagner of Des Moines, Ia., Anne (husband Tom) Wahl of Marshalltown, Ia. and Ellen (husband Jake) Kerber of Ankeny, Ia.; three brothers, Paul (wife Marge) Fitzgerald of Forrest City, Ia., Dennis (wife Mary Jo) Fitzgerald of Elma, Ia. and Mike (wife Anna) Fitzgerald of Cushing, Okla.; four sisters, Patricia Rasmussen of Leawood, Kan., Margaret (husband Rich) Tekippe New Hampton, Ia., Denise (husband Tom) Pyfferoen of Pine Island, Minn., and Diane (husband Roger) Gerleman of New Hampton, Ia.; thirty grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a sister-in-law Jayne Fitzgerald of La Porte City, Ia. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Joseph Eugene Fitzgerald, a brother Jack Fitzgerald, brothers-in-law Leo Rasmussen and Tom Gansen, a sister-in-law Jody Fitzgerald and a granddaughter Lindsay Fitzgerald.


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