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Fitzgerald, Marcia K. 1944-2011


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Date: 8/12/2023 at 12:14:15

Marcia K. Fitzgerald
January 20, 1944 - November 30, 2011

Memorials: Fitzgerald Scholarship Fund and sent in care of the Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation, PO Box 344, Grinnell, Iowa 50112.

Marcia was born on January 20, 1944 in Manchester, Iowa to Thomas and Jean Wiltse Hattel. She graduated from Belmond High School in 1962. She then attended State College of Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, where she graduated in 1966 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education. She was united in marriage to Michael J. Fitzgerald on June 6, 1966 in Belmond, Iowa. They were blessed with two daughters, Teresa and Shannon. Marcia was an educator who taught and helped shape many young children's lives throughout the thirty years of her dedicated career in the Grinnell-Newburg School District.

Growing up, Marcia enjoyed being in the band, going ice skating and hanging out with her friends. Her enjoyment of being with her friends continued all of her life. In more recent years, she enjoyed playing cards, going to movies and the casino with them. As a mother and a wife, Marcia enjoyed camping, boating and going on vacations with her husband and children. Marcia loved her family and centered most of her life around them. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren's activities and the many times they stopped over to spend time with her. Her enjoyments included baking, reading, and cooking. She was an extreme dog lover and enjoyed having them as pets all of her life.

Marcia is survived by her daughters, Teri (David) Hoffstetter and Shannon Fitzgerald, both of Grinnell; 4 grandchildren, Michael and Tanner Hoffstetter and Alec and Alexi Schultz, all of Grinnell; her brother, Alan (Sue) Hattel of Dubuque Iowa and their son Carson (Lisa) of Des Moines, Iowa; and her uncle, Gerry Wiltse, of Manchester, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Michael on November 7, 1998.

To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Marcia, please visit our Tree Store. ~ The Smith Funeral Home, Grinnell, Iowa 30 Nov 2011.


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