Mary Ellen Fitzgerald

Apr 13, 2018
Fitzgerald, Mary Ellen


Memorial services: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Kearns Funeral Service, Kimball Chapel


One hour prior to services at Kearns


To the family


Mary Ellen Fitzgerald, 82, of Evansdale, died at New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, on April 13, 2018.

Mary Ellen was born on April 2, 1936 in Waterloo, the daughter of Walter Guhl & Edna (Hart) Lutijens.

She graduated from Immaculate Conception School in Gilbertville.

Mary Ellen married Merle Fitzgerald on October 29, 1956 in Evansdale. He preceded her in death on February 9, 1998.

She was a homemaker and had also worked as a housekeeper at Saint Francis Hospital in Waterloo.

She had been a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Evansdale. She enjoyed fishing, traveling, playing cards, and especially spending time with her family and friends.

Survived by four daughters, Nancy (Greg) Heying of New Hampton, Kathy Fitzgerald of Waterloo, Lynette (Laurie Roethler) Fitzgerald of Elk Run Heights, and Betty Jean (Donnie Adams) Secor of Arab, AL; four grandchildren, Lee (Mary Ann) Heying of Vinton, Renee (Dale) Throndson of Little Turkey, Samantha (Justin) Strasburg of Decatur, AL, and Elizabeth (Mike Downing) Secor of Nashville, TN; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Marge Fitzgerald of Evansdale and Delores Guhl of Waterloo; two brothers-in-law, Tony Weber of Gilbertville and Bob Fitzgerald of Cresco; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Jim Guhl and two sisters, La Dean Weber and Eunice Mason.

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  1. Carol Eckerman | Apr 15, 2018

    I remember your sweet mom from St Nicholas in Evansdale.  We belonged to St Martha's

    circle together and she was always willing to help with projects and donate to bake sales.  

    Remembering her smile and those happy times.

  2. JoDee Flockhart | Apr 15, 2018
    I am sending My Deepest Sympathy and Thoughts & Prayers to the Family. Mary Ellen, will be greatly missed. She brought love, care and laughter to so many lives. I will always remember all the Cherished and Priceless Memories she brought to my life.
  3. Janann & Sheryl | Apr 14, 2018
    Our deepest sympathies go out to all of you at this time.   We loved Mary Ellen as if we were family.  We will miss playing cards with her as well.. 
  4. Connie koudelka Ewing | Apr 13, 2018
    My deepest sympathies to all of you. Your mom was a wonderful. Many wonderful memories
  5. Karen - Dan Rosonke | Apr 13, 2018
    Our deepest sympathy go out to Nancy ,  Greg & family. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

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