William A. Fitzgerald

William A. Fitzgerald

Nov 18, 1937 – Sept 1, 2017

Age 79. Preceded in death by his parents, William F. “Wynn” and Mary Allingham Fitzgerald. Survived by his wife, Barbara; his beloved children, daughters: Kelli Draper (Scott), Katie Fitzgerald; son, W. Tate Fitzgerald (Denise); 9 grandchildren: Samantha, Will, Zach and Amanda Draper, Alex Shull, Jordan Marks, Kaitlyn, Olivianne and Nelson Fitzgerald; great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Mackenzi Shull; sisters, Mary Frances Root (Emmet) and Kathy Grandsaert (Carl Ancona); many nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends.

VISITATION on Tuesday, Sept 5th from 4pm to 7pm at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE. with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL on Wednesday, at 10:30am at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.  Private Family Interment, Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are sugggested to Creighton Prep, Creighton University, St. Margaret Mary Perpetual Memorial Fund,
Boys Town Residential Care, or a charity of your choice.



  • Thomas Walsh Posted September 2, 2017 11:51 am

    Family members do not know me, but I graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School in the same class with Bill. I also was part of the OLL CYO baseball team with him. (Neither one of us great players) I want to extend my condolences to the family. The Bill I knew as a young boy was well liked by all his classmates. I remember how he would bring to school rubber dollars given out by Commercial Federal with the slogan of stretch your dollars. All the kids loved those rubber dollars. I know the family is proud of Bill’s many accomplishments in life. Perhaps speaking on behalf of the OLL class of 1951, I say well done and thanks for all you have given to so many.

  • Barbara Miller Posted September 2, 2017 6:35 pm

    Such a kind boy who grew into a kinder man.. A gift to us all.

  • Terry Strawhecker Posted September 3, 2017 8:05 pm

    Barbara and Family please accept our sorrow and condolences.
    As Tom Walsh mentioned I also was a classmate of Bill at Our Lady Of Lourdes grade school until sixth grade
    when we moved. I can still remember those sleep overs when we were 4th graders at the Fitzgearld home and his friendship through the years. I always enjoyed Bill’s wit like when I tried to convince him to install a drive thru teller window at Commercial Bank in Green Valley, AZ. He looked over at an employee and said: This guy is retired with nothing to do and he wants a drive thru! Bill was so very generous with time, talent, and financial aid to so many.
    Each time we saw you and Bill come thru the doors at Dowd Chapel a sense of calm and joy filled our hearts.
    Jackie & Terry

  • Marianne Pilling Posted September 5, 2017 6:47 pm

    I want to reach out to Tate and the family and tell you that during my 22 years of working at Commercial Federal, Bill was one of the most compassionate, caring and honest persons I’ve ever known. As I grew in my career, I realized how much integrity he had which helped shape my values and the way I work and mentor others as they start their careers. His generosity and contributions to the community will impact Omaha for many generations.

  • Susan Smith Posted September 17, 2017 5:03 pm

    Barb and family, I’m so very sorry to read of Bill’s passing. I remember so many wonderful times at YPO with you and Bill, Barb. I am aware of the wonderful legacy Bill leaves to his children and grandchildren. Blessings to you all.

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