May 13, 1922 - March 20, 2020
Doris J. Fitzgerald, age 97, of Kearney, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 at Kearney Regional Medical Center. Cremation was chosen and Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the family, to be designated later. Cards may be mailed to Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral Home, care of Doris Fitzgerald Family, 2421 Avenue A, Kearney, NE. 68847. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services of Kearney is in charge of arrangements. Doris, the daughter of John Schmitz and Josephine Veremulen, was born May 13, 1922 in Riverdale Nebraska. She was the third of five children. She attended rural grade schools in Buffalo County. Upon graduation she moved for a period of time to California, working at California Presbyterian Hospital, and at an aircraft factory in Los Angeles assembling cockpit controls. She returned to Nebraska in 1946. On February 12, 1947 she married Michael Fitzgerald of Elm Creek at Saint James Catholic Church in Kearney. She raised three children, Robert, Barbara, and James. She worked at Good Samaritan Hospital as an OBGYN, being trained by the Catholic Nuns. She was active with Altar Society, American Legion, VFW, Elks, and the Eagles’ Club. She is survived by her sons, Robert Fitzgerald and James Fitzgerald of Kearney; daughter Barbara (Tim) Schepers of Lincoln; 6 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Michael; brothers Don Schmitz and Raymond Schmitz; sisters Helen Evans and Jean McCarthy and their spouses.
Doris J. Fitzgerald, age 97, of Kearney, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 at Kearney Regional Medical Center. Cremation was chosen and Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the family, to be designated... View Obituary & Service Information
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