Edward George Fitzgerald |
Feb. 22, 1943 — May 16, 2016
Edward George Fitzgerald was born February 22, 1943, in Mauston, to Marie and James Fitzgerald.
A Vietnam War veteran, Ed served his country honorably. After serving with the Marines, he took pride in his engineer and drafting work at AOSmith. Ed was an avid fisherman, loved playing cards, traveling with his wife, getting his friends to take lopsided wagers, golfing and collecting tools. But above all, the stubborn and loving Irishman was most proud of his family.
Ed passed peacefully in his home on May 16, 2016, after a battle with cancer.
Ed is survived by his wife Dianne Fitzgerald; daughter Sarah and her husband Heath Knakmuhs; daughter Molly Fitzgerald and her partner Kyle McMahon; three grandchildren aka “Papa’s Girls,” Riley and Sloane Knakmuhs and Aoife McMahon; and many siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 20, from 10:00 AM, until time of service at 11:00 AM at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ed’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Church and Chapel Funeral Home of Waukesha is serving the family. For more information, call 262-827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary or leave condolences.