In loving memory of

Arden Ernest Fitzgerald
August 10, 1931 - October 21, 2021

Arden E. Fitzgerald, 90, of Rushford, MN died on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at his home.
Arden was born on August 10, 1931, in Delavan, MN to Ernest and Dora (Cross) Fitzgerald. He was raised in Delavan and graduated from Delavan High School in 1949. Arden Attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis, MN. He owned and operated Fitzgerald Standard Oil in Delavan for seven years. Arden worked at the Minnesota State Fair from 1949 to 1953. On October 15, 1954, Arden was united in marriage with Iris Sweet. He worked as a maintenance engineer at Winona State University from 1957 to 1989. He was president of the Union Local #945 while at WSU. Arden raised his children in Winona. He purchased land at Diamond Creek in rural Whalan, MN in 1972. He built a home there in 1978, where he lived until 2004, when he moved to Rushford.
Arden is survived by his five children: Mike (Karen) Fitzgerald, Kevin Fitzgerald, Pamela Weimer, Lynette (Jack) Miller, and Kerry Fitzgerald; six grandchildren: Jon, Jennifer, Jessica, Stephanie, Seamus, and Seah; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother, Merrill, and son-in-law, Mark Weimer.
There will be a memorial service for Arden on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Hoff Funeral Home in Rushford.
Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford is assisting the family with arrangements.


Kristi Speltz wrote on Nov 8, 2021:

"Sorry for your families loss. It is tough losing our loved ones "

Kent Weimer wrote on Nov 6, 2021:

"Though he could be a bit cantankerous at times, Arden cared deeply for and loved his family. Through my sister in law Pam, I?ve known Arden for many years and always enjoyed spending time with him. In October I came to Winona to visit Pam. I?m grateful that we were able to take Arden out to lunch. We never know, until after the fact, when it?s going to be the last time we see someone. I?m happy I got to see Arden one last time."

teresa s. wrote on Nov 4, 2021:

"R.I.P. Brad&Tracy S."

Rich and Cindy Bovy wrote on Nov 1, 2021:

"Friend and Neighbor Rest In Peace XOXO"

Barb Ferguson wrote on Oct 25, 2021:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. "

Violet Belter wrote on Oct 23, 2021:

"I met Arden while working at Winona State and always enjoyed our visits. I ran into him a few times after he retired and he was always so congenial and interesting to talk to. RIP Fitz. "