Robert (Bob) C. Fitzgerald, 87, of Dyersville, Iowa passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019, at his home.
Visitation will be held 2-8 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where an American Legion service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Tuesday from 9-10 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday July 9, 2019, St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville, Iowa with burial in the church cemetery where military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post 137. Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.
Bob was born September 6, 1931 in Dyersville, Iowa the son of Cleo and Lucille (Nebel) Fitzgerald. He married Sylvia Gassmann on May 18, 1957 in Worthington, Iowa.
He was an active member of Legion Post #137, Dyersville Fire Department, and the AOH for many years. He was past president and Grand Marshal for the AOH.
Survivors include his children: Judy (David) Kirsch of Dyersville, Jayne Fitzgerald of Edgewood, Jill Schneck of Ackley, Brad (Brenda) Fitzgerald of Dallas, TX, and Barry (Gena) Fitzgerald of Kansas City, MO; grandchildren: Kerri (Mike) Kramer, Brian Kirsch, Krista (John) Dow, Travis (Melanie) Fitzgerald, Jordan (Chris) Ruiz, Katy Fitzgerald, Lisa (Lucas) LaVelle and Katelyn (Skyler) Clark, Mikayla and Madisyn Fitzgerald; great grandchildren: Julien, Jude, and Sylvia Kramer, Eliza Dow, Emma Clark, and Laikynn LaVelle, Jessica Sain; siblings: Jim Fitzgerald of Oelwein, Carol (Leo) Klostermann of Dyersville, Mary Jane Banning of Vancouver, WA, Bev Sampson of Edgewood; in-laws: Betty Gotto of Bankston, Gladys Knepper of Dyersville, Mary Agnes (Jim) Schnier of Bellevue, Lyle Gassmann of Dubuque, Marge Gassmann of Dubuque, Bev Gassmann of St. Landry, LA, Jerry Gassmann of Davenport.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Sylvia in 2000; siblings: Dale Fitzgerald, Lois Fitzgerald, Ed (Karen) Fitzgerald, John (Gene) Fitzgerald; in-laws: Paul Knepper, Marvin (Pat) Gassmann, Betty Gassmann, John Gassmann, Marion “Cookie” Fitzgerald, Keith Banning, Rollie Sampson, Eileen (William) Besler, Connie (Merle) Lueck, Leroy Gassmann, Bob Gassmann, Ken Gassmann, Grace Gassmann.
The family would like to thank hospice nurse, Edna, and HomeInstead Caregiver, Tina, for their compassionate care.