Kathleen Marie Fitzgerald, aged 68, died peacefully in the early morning of July 8th, 2014, following a recent diagnosis of renal cancer. Kathleen was born May 18th, 1946 in Benson, Minnesota, the daughter of Ben and Betty Mikkelson.
Kathleen was a person who had a deep trust in Christ which revealed itself through her unwavering love of others and an incredible sense of peace in adversity.
Kathleen is survived by her husband John Fitzgerald, her children Erik Stensland (Joanna) of Estes Park, CO; Michael Stensland of Bloomington, MN, Melanie Mezo Stensland of Hastings Minnesota, John Fitzgerald Jr (Kathy) of Brooklyn Park, MN and Nancy Barthel (Ron) of Bloomington, MN; nine grandchildren; her mother Elizabeth Mikkelson; her siblings Barb, Robert, Mary, and Anne; as well as many other relatives and close friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2pm August 10th at Bethany Church, 6900 Auto Club Road in Bloomington, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent in Kathleen's name to Heifer International to help the world's poorest move out of poverty (http://heiferregistry.heifer.org/kathleen).