Merrill Fitzgerald

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Merrill D. Fitzgerald, 82
Merrill D. Fitzgerald, 82 of Austin died on June 25, 2008 at the Adams Health Care Center.
He was born Sept. 16, 1925 in Delavan, Minn., to Ernest and Ethel (Madora) Fitzgerald. He graduated from Delavan High School in 1943. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Helen Piller in July of 1946 in Quincy, Mass. They moved to Austin in the early 1950’s, where he worked for Austin Cab and Usem Chevrolet. Merrill was a member of the Austin Eagles Club, an avid sportsman, and he loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping.
Merrill is survived by his two sons, Paul Fitzgerald, Mesa, Ariz., David (Karen) Fitzgerald, Moundsview, Minn.; grandchildren, Kim Fitzgerald, San Diego, Calif., Corey (Amy) Fitzgerald, Tucson, Ariz., Chris (Susan) Fitzgerald, Mesa, Ariz., Todd (Gina) Bridigum, Bloomington, Minn., Gretchen (Burt) Curtis, St. Paul, Minn.; three great-grandsons; brother, Arden (Iris) Fitzgerald, Rushford, Minn.; nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Helen in 2000.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, July 5, 2008 at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel with the Reverend Dennis Tamke officiating. Interment will be in the Delavan Cemetery in Delavan, Minn. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel on Saturday for one hour before the service.

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