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James Kerry Fitzgerald

April 26, 1945 February 18, 2019
James Kerry Fitzgerald
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James Kerry Fitzgerald

Age 73 of Owosso passed away Monday, February 18, 2019 at Chesaning Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with his wife by his side.

Funeral Services will be held 11am Friday February 22, 2019 at GracePointe Wesleyan Church with Pastor Cal Emerson officiating. Burial will be held at Great Lakes National Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends at Nelson-House Funeral Home, Owosso Chapel on Thursday from 2pm to 8pm.

James was born April 26, 1945 in Owosso, the son of Fred and Marjorie (Adams) Fitzgerald.

Upon graduating from Owosso High School, Class of 1963, he went to work at the Ann Arbor Railroad becoming a diesel mechanic. He also worked for Tuscola Saginaw Bay RR and then Grand Trunk (Canadian National) RR for a total of 35 years before leaving on disability.

He married Darlene Sue LeCureux in Corunna on September 7, 1968, celebrating 50 years together.

Jim loved to farm and did so on and off for several years helping where and when he could. He proudly served in the United States Army for two years of active duty with the 714th Transportation Battalion (Railway Operating) and (Steam&Diesel Electric) unit. He served as a Senior Diesel Electric Locomotive repairman.
Upon discharge he returned home to continue his work at the RR and to help with the family farming.

Jim loved going deer hunting with his father and brothers, obtaining several deer over the years. They would hunt in the Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula, then near Harrison. He loved spending time with his children and grandsons, doing whatever he could with them, going to cattle or sheep shows and taking them on wagon rides behind the lawn mower to the back of the farm. The little kids always put a smile on his face.

Jim was a member of the Ag Society, was an Elder and Vice-Chairman of the Board for Easton Church of Christ and a member of GracePointe Wesleyan Church.

Jim is survived by his wife Darlene; his son Jeffrey (Ami) Fitzgerald of North Carolina and his daughter Michelle Fitzgerald of South Carolina; grandsons Connor Fitzgerald of New York and Tristan Fitzgerald of Washington; brothers Jack (Carol) Fitzgerald of Freeland, Morris (Carol) Fitzgerald and Bill (Shirley) Fitzgerald of Owosso; sister Linda (Dr. Lowell) Bursch of Rockford; several brother and sister-in-laws, along with many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and many other loving family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents and niece Kelly Fitzgerald.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Chesaning Nursing Home and Rehabilitation, Alzheimer's Association or GracePointe Wesleyan Church.

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2:00 PM 2/21/2019 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/21/2019 8:00:00 PM
Owosso Chapel

120 E. Mason Street
Owosso, MI 48867

Owosso Chapel
120 E. Mason Street Owosso 48867 MI
United States

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11:00 AM 2/22/2019 11:00:00 AM
GracePointe Wesleyan Church

1687 North M-52
Owosso, MI 48867

GracePointe Wesleyan Church
1687 North M-52 Owosso 48867 MI
United States

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