Linda Fitzgerald, 62, of Clare, passed away Friday November 13, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
Funeral services will be held 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in the Chapel of Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home and 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthews Church, Clare, with Rev. William Schreiber officiating the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow at Saint James Cemetery, Clare. A visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday with Catholic Daughters of America Rosary at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Surviving Linda are her husband, Thomas; sons, Jason (Sara) of Fort Dodge and their children, Jayde, Jericka, Jonah and Dylan; Nathan (Lindsay) of Spencer and their children, Morgan and Lawson; and Kyle (Jill) of Cedar Rapids and their children, Keaton and Rylee; sister, Joann Cloud and her husband Don of Fort Dodge; and brother, Greg Horan and his wife Laura of Sioux City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Eleanor (Lanus) Horan; and sister, Mary Horan.
Linda L. Horan was born on January 13, 1953 in Emmetsburg, IA. She was raised and educated in Pocahontas until moving to Fort Dodge with her family in 1969. Linda graduated from Saint Edmond High School in 1971 and then attended nursing school at ICCC; graduating in 1974. On December 26, 1972, she was united in marriage to Thomas Fitzgerald and the couple established their home in Clare. Linda worked as a Certified Gastroenterology nurse at Trinity Regional Medical Center for the past 45 years. She served as a Eucharistic Minister as a member of Holy Trinity Parish at Saint Matthews Church in Clare. She also volunteered countless hours at Saint Edmond Schools and was active in the Music Boosters at the school.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to Saint Edmond Music Department or to the discretion of the family.
Nana, I'm missing you a lot right now...I'm having a tough time and I just want you here because I know you could help me. I love you.
So many great memories of Linda and my Mom's great close friendship!!!! Linda was always so caring and so helpful to our family whenever we needed her. She will be sadly missed!! But she is now with my mom!!!!
We met in nursing school, great memories of working together in the ER for many years. Had fun times together. I remember when she found out she was pregnant with Kyle. Moving away I missed seeing her and her family . I will miss her Christmas letter. I am glad I could count her as a friend. God be with Tom and his family. I know she is in heaven.
I saw Linda about a week & a half ago. She was my nurse during a procedure. She was so happy & so calming. She was a proud lady catching me up on her family and asking about mine. She loved her family very much & it showed. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
Linda was a wonderful and caring nurse. One of the best nurses I had. Caring, calm and full of love for her patients. She will never be forgotten for touching many lives.â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡
Lots of memories of her at St. Edmond's, always had a big smile and encouraging words for everyone!! An excellent nurse also, who comforted her patients with a loving smile & touch. Sending my deepest condolences.
Linda will always be remembered for her smile, grace, and tenderness she showed each and every patient. I was honored to have been able to call her a friend. Gods speed, Linda.
Such a sweet smile greeted me when ever I saw her..lived across the street from her for 22 years and sorry I never got to really know her. When will we learn...Don't put things off...do it now!
Always a true music supporter, cheering us all on... She will be missed. Sending my most sincere sympathies.
So very sorry to hear about Linda's passing. My thoughts and prayers for Tom and all the family.
Karen Cain Sullivan
We were friends for 37 years through TRMC and also she was a very good Nurse and she cared about her patients and she loved her job. I Love you Linda and you will be greatly missed by a lot of people out there.
She will be mist . Knew her for many years a very special lady
A fine human being, so loving and kind, has gone to be with God. We will miss her, her smile, her zest for life and for always taking time for each of us. Thank you Linda, we love you!
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