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Vernon R Fitzsimonds


     Vernon R. Fitzsimonds, 93, of Walhalla, ND passed away Monday, February 3, 2020 at his home. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Park Center-Walhalla Presbyterian Church, Walhalla, ND. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Pembilier Nursing Center or the Walhalla Ambulance Service.

     Vernon was born April 13, 1926 at Walhalla, ND to Robert C. and Eva M. (McNamara) Fitzsimonds. He grew up in the Walhalla area.

     On October 3, 1946, Vernon married Kathleen Howell at Walhalla, ND.  After their marriage they lived and farmed in the Park Center area for many years. They later moved into Walhalla and to North Border Estates in 2007. Vernon enjoyed being at the farm, working in his garden, antiquing and spending time with his family.

     He was a director of the Walhalla Farmers Elevator, Walhalla State Bank, and the Federal Land Bank. Vernon also served on the church board and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

     Vernon is survived by his wife, Kathleen; children: Kay Gonitzke, Billings, MT and Robert (Cynde) Fitzsimonds, Walhalla, ND; grandchildren Jonathan (Edie), Kristin, and Lindsay (Levi) Gonitzke; Jaci Fitzsimonds (Jonas Udcoff) and Ryan (Chris) Fitzsimonds; great-grandchildren: Jesse, Ashley, Payson, Keiran and Adah; Jett and Jevin; Kealie, Myah, Logan, Teagyn, and Nash.

     Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Francis Fitzsimonds; sister, Marguerite Hardy.


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He was a man of integrity, when we were Pastoring in Walhalla he made every effort to make sure we were well taken care of. Kathleen we are so sorry our prayers are for comfort. Gods blessings
Gods Speed
Pastor Gary & Kristie Bovkoon

Pastor Gary & Kristie Bovkoon Mar 4 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to you Kathleen, Robert and Kay. Vernon was always so nice and kind, I enjoyed when our parents visited one another. Such a good man.

Denise Bailly DeNomme. Feb 6 2020 12:00 AM

Vernon's Family, Always a smile, always a big hello. I will miss seeing him coming to the Masonic Lodge Fish Fries. He always enjoyed the popcorn cake as long as he was able to eat it. May the memories and stories shared bring you comfort, strength and courage. Our deepest sympathy, Don & Michelle Murray

Michelle Murray Feb 5 2020 12:00 AM

Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss, may God bless you with His comfort and everlasting peace.

Valorie Letkeman Feb 5 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Robert and family, I am sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. He had always did so much for the Walhalla community. Hope all is going well for you.

Karen Livinggood (class of 72) Feb 5 2020 12:00 AM