In Memory of

Margaret "Peggy" Fitzgerald

September 10, 1924 - September 22, 2021
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Margaret M. “Peggy” Fitzgerald 97, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home, Fort Dodge.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Rockwell City, with Father Lynn Bruch officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial.  Burial of casket will be at St. James Cemetery in Clare.  Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

     Peggy is survived by her children, Mark (Ruth Clancy) Fitzgerald of Windsor, CO, Dan (Jody) Fitzgerald of Rockwell City, Carol (Ken) Hupton of Rockwell City, and Jane (Jeff) McFarland of Castle Rock, CO; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; sister Teresa (Robert) Sexton of Manson; and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband James Fitzgerald; sons, John and Edward Fitzgerald; her parents, John and Lucy (Gilligan) Collins; and brother Edward Collins.

     Margaret Mary Collins was born September 10, 1924, at Clare, Iowa.  She graduated from St. Matthew High School, with the Class of 1941, and attended Mt. Mercy University in Cedar Rapids.  On February 26, 1943, she was united in marriage to James Fitzgerald at St. Matthew Church in Clare.  They established their home on a farm north of Clare where they farmed for 18 years.  The couple moved to Humboldt until moving to Florida in 1970.  Peggy worked as a medical transcriptionist for Bay Memorial Hospital in Panama City, Florida until her retirement in 1986.  In 1999, James passed away.  In 2007, Peggy made her home in Rockwell City.  She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, St. Francis Funeral Committee, Depot People, Lion’s Club, Moose Lodge in Florida, and VFW Auxiliary. 

Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 a.m. - Tuesday
September 28, 2021
St. Francis Catholic Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Father Lynn Bruch
Deacon Joe Coleman
Steve Fitzgerald
Gaje Hupton
Mike Fitzgerald
Dennis Epps
Scott McFarland
Curtis Hupton
John Fitzgerald
Angela Hobart
4 to 7 p.m. - Monday
September 27, 2021
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
Organist - Fran Lawson
Cantor - Lisa Wozniak
St. James Cemetery
Clare, Iowa


Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 1:04 PM
“A funny and good hearted woman who appreciated a football game. She will be missed by all that knew her.
- Tom Collins and Laura

Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 10:12 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss. Ms. Peggy will always be remembered by our family. We had the privilege of meeting her when she lived in Florida through my cousin. It was always a blessing to see her when she came over for dinner. Her upbeat attitude on life and the people she came in contact with is an inspiration to all. Hugs and prayers to Danny and family.”
- Roland and Peggy Sewell

Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 5:45 PM
“I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful woman and will be missed. Sending love, hugs, and prayers. ”
- Mandy Jo Wessells

Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 5:43 PM
“I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful woman and will be missed. Sending lots of love, hugs, and prayers. ”
- Mandy Jo Wessells

Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 6:18 AM
“Some people touch your heart much more than you ever would have expected. A very special lady.”
- john collins

Friday, September 24, 2021 at 10:18 AM
“So sorry to hear about Peggy’s passing. Remember her so well back in our St Mary’s school days! Always such a sweet Lady! Love Always! Brad & Sharon”
- Brad & Sharon Strutzenberg

Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 5:19 PM
“Laura and I are thinking of you. May God Bless and comfort you during this difficult time.”
- Walter & Laura Koons

Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 2:41 PM
“I’m so sorry you lost your Mother. I remember her being so nice and full of fun. May God keep her in His loving care. Hold tight to all those precious memories you all shared with her. Victoria ”
- Victoria White

Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 2:29 PM
“one of the nicest ladies i ever met...i sang at her 90th birthday party...were really gunna miss her...”
- Jimmy Van Scoy

Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 1:30 PM
“Peggy wax my neighbor for 12 yrs ..She always had a cheerful smile..Super nice lady ”
- Jeanette Buse-Schoon

Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 12:01 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of Peggy's passing, she was a great lady. May God wrap his arms around her family and friends and bring comfort during this time of mourning. ”
- Rose Hosek

Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 11:21 AM
“I just saw in The Messenger your dear Mom is now resting in peace and enjoying her eternal reward - All of you, her family, will be in my thoughts and prayers”
- Maureen Hobart

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