Donna Fitzgerald was a caring wife, mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Great-Great Grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world suddenly after a brief illness just two days after her eighty ninth birthday.

She was born to Elmer and Noreen Harrison on July 16th, 1932 in Des Moines, IA. After graduating from East High School, she married John Fitzgerald and had one child, daughter Debra Carlson (Dan); grandchildren Ryan (Leslie), Nathan (Jenn), Celeste (Dewey); Great grandchildren Paige, Devin, Christian (Jess), Josh, Matt; and Great great granddaughter Haley. Much loved nieces, nephews and extended family.

Donna loved working with flowers and was a talented floral designer. She was also an avid reader and crocheted beautiful quilts. She most enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Noreen, husband John and siblings Mary and Don.

Donna donated to many organizations, in lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite cause in her honor.

A funeral service is scheduled for 2 PM, Monday, July 26th at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines with burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive visitors prior to the service from 1-2 PM.

In honor of Donna’s favorite color, guests are invited to wear a touch of blue.

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