Richard “Dick” Lee Fitzsimmons, 81, of Fullerton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, surrounded by his family at Bryan West Medical Center in Lincoln. He is survived by his wife Maurine of 63 years, daughter Rebecca (Harry) Hillman of Villa Ridge, MO, son Patrick (Natalie) Fitzsimmons of St. Edward. daughter-in-law Beverly Fitzsimmons of Grand Island, grandchildren: Erik (Rachel) Fitzsimmons of Yulee, FL, Tonya Fitzsimmons of Omaha, Bryan Fitzsimmons and friend, Katie Mayes, of Grand Island, Sean Fitzsimmons and friend, Caitlin French, of Columbia Heights, MN, Bradly Fitzsimmons and friend, Brianna Strong, of St. Edward and Nathan Fitzsimmons, two great grandchildren: Lillian and Tristan, step-grandchildren: Elena (Jay) Hausmann, Harry Hillman and Nancy Hillman, sisters: Mary Jane DeMuth Hansen and Mickey Jo Fashnacht, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son Michael Fitzsimmons, his parents, brother William Fitzsimmons, sister Lois Olson, in-laws John and Ona Steffes, brothers and sisters-in-law: Karen and Arnie Boyd, Carolyn Walker, Doug Riedy, Gene DeMuth and Ken Fastnacht, and other nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022 at 10 a.m., at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids with Reverend Mark Tomasiewicz officiating. Burial of ashes will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Primrose. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary service Wednesday, Aug. 17 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.
Palmer-Santin Funeral Home is serving the family.
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