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“We met the Fitzpatricks back in the days when they were members of the local Antique Car Club. Norm had two cars that were in great shape, and we...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Hugh and Vicki Patterson - Hudson, IA

“Norman will be greatly missed by all that he ever came into contact with. I know for myself, I will miss him dearly. I loved having breakfast with...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Tara Duncan - Dunkerton, IA

“I have always enjoyed my visits with Norman and wish now we would of had more of them. I would of loved to hear more about his time in the service. ...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Sharlene Novak - Omaha, NE

“I met Norm for the first time at Witham's Auto Center or as Vivian calls it 'Crossroad Ford' and had the chance of having many fond memories. From...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Megan Hunter - Waterloo, IA

“Although our time together was far too short, I will cherish the memories all the days of my life. Rest in peace, Dad. Marlene ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Marlene Haerle - Yorba Linda, CA

“I meet Norm while I was working at Withams in the body shop. Norm would come in alot to visit Dean Weber and everyone and I got to know him well. He...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Bridgette - La Porte City, IA

“I've known Norm my entire life. He was always like a grandfather to me and each summer for more than 30 years he took me out for ice cream. He was...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Allison Gallery - Waterloo, IA

“To the Fitzpatrick family, I work at Jim Lind Service and I so enjoyed Norm's visits to us. He always made time to ask how my family was and he was...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Tami wilson - waterloo, IA


Norman J Fitzpatrick 89 of Waterloo passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Covenant Medical Center with his wife Vivian by his side. Norman was born March 4, 1923 in Danbury, Iowa to John Daniel Fitzpatrick and Ethel Towers. He attended Danbury Catholic School and then started working at Albertsons Tool & Dye until his enlistment into the United States Army in January 1943. Norman trained in California; 546th Anti-Aircraft Artillery (Automatic weapons), 3rd Army. He served in the European theatre of operations, Omaha beach, France, Germany, Belgium, and Battle of the Bulge. During his service he received 4 Battle Stars. Norman completed his honorable service in November 1945. Norman then returned back to work with Standard Oil and continued until his retirement in 1977. Norman Married Vivian Gilfert Fitzpatrick at Trinity Lutheran Church in August 1951. He is survived by his wife Vivian and his son Alan William (Sheri) Fitzpatrick of Knoxville, TN and two daughters Marlene (Richard) Haerle of Yorba-Linda, CA and Nancy Lee(Richard) Calderon of Trabuco Cannon, CA; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren also survived by many nieces and nephews and friends. Norman was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Norman also enjoyed his antique cars and working around the house mowing the grass and snow blowing the snow. He also enjoyed going every morning to breakfast at the Village Inn. There will be no services per Norman's request Memorials may be director to the family.

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