Kathleen Fitzsimonds


Kathleen R. Fitzsimonds, 93, of Walhalla, ND, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at the Pembilier Nursing Center in Walhalla.

Kathleen was born March 7, 1929, in Walhalla, ND to Milfred and Helene (Fraser) Howell. She grew up in the Walhalla area.

On October 3, 1946, Kathleen married Vernon Fitzsimonds in Fargo, ND. After their marriage they lived and farmed in the Park Center area. During later years they moved to North Border Estates in Walhalla.

Kathleen was a member of the Walhalla-Park Center Presbyterian Church and Eastern Star. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will forever be in our hearts.

Kathleen is survived by her children: Kay Gonitzke, Billings, MT and Robert (Cynde) Fitzsimonds, Walhalla, ND; grandchildren Jonathan (Edie), Kristin, and Lindsay Gonitzke; Jaci Fitzsimonds (Jonas Udcoff) and Ryan (Christin) Fitzsimonds; great-grandchildren: Jesse, Ashley, Payson, Keiran and Adah; Jett and Jevin; Kealie, Myah, Logan, Teagyn, and Nash.

Preceding Kathleen in death were her parents and sisters, Freida Geiwitz and Joann Petrich; and her beloved husband of 74 years, Vernon Fitzsimonds.

A service will be held at a later date.

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