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LaDon Fitzpatrick Jan. 3, 1932 – Aug. 29, 2017

Aug 30, 2017

Funeral services for LaDon Fitzpatrick, 85, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Pastor Steve Benson officaiting. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Estherville. LaDon died on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at the Longhouse Nursing Home in Spencer.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville.

LaDon Ann Fitzpatrick was born Jan. 3, 1932, on a farm a mile north of Graettinger, to Elsie Mae (Huntley) and Jake Zitterich.

LaDon is one of six children. LaDon got her education through elementary and junior high at Walnut H4 Country School. She then went to Graettinger High School to finish her education. When LaDon was in high school, she worked in a grocery store. In the summers she detasseled corn to buy clothes for school.

LaDon met Gerald Fitzpatrick in the grocery store where she worked while he was selling bread. They married on Dec. 26, 1953 in Graettinger. To this union were born two daughters, Jackie and Terri.

After they were married, LaDon worked in a bank in Graettinger and was a bookkeeper for a Ford dealership in Estherville. Later, they moved to Spencer and she continued to work as a bookkeeper for A&M Laundry. Gerald and LaDon enjoyed playing cards with friends in Estherville and dancing. Some of their favorite places to dance were The Roof Garden and The Plantation. Gerald died in 2005.

She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Left to cherish LaDon’s memory are her daughters, Jackie (Bob) White of Superior, Iowa; Terri (Ed) Sponder of Fort Mohave, Ariz.; four grandchildren; Matt (Jenell) White of Estherville; Jennie (Ryan) Knudson of Estherville; Mandi (Josh) Vissers of Bullhead City, Ariz.; Dani Jo (Nick) Testa of Ankeny, Iowa; seven grandchildren; sister, Sally Nyborg of Ruthven, Iowa and other family members.

She has been preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Donald, Jerry, Jackie Dean and Robert Zitterich.