Margaret Ida Fitzsimmons (1925 - 2014)

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Margaret Ida


Arden - Margaret Ida "Peg" Fitzsimmons, 89, died peacefully on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center in Asheville.

Born on April 6, 1925 in Zoarville, OH, she was the daughter of Swiss immigrants, the late Fritz Staehli and Ida Liebi. She was an alumnus of Mount Union College in Alliance, OH where she received a degree in nursing. Her career included pediatrics (Alliance), orthopedics (Cincinnati), and patient representation (Wilmington, NC). She was a member of St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wilmington for 35 years before moving to Arden and joining the Lutheran Church of the Nativity.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her step-father, Amos Frautschy, and brother, Walter Staehli.

Surviving are: her devoted husband of 63 years, Elmer Fitzsimmons; children, Dora Daniluk and husband, Tom, of Katy, TX, David Fitzsimmons of Asheville, Mark Fitzsimmons and wife, Dana, of Arden; grandchildren, Wade Daniluk and wife, Sarah, of St. Paul, MN, Kate Barker and husband, Dave, of Overland Park, KS, Kyle Fitzsimmons and Evan Fitzsimmons both of Arden; and great-grandchildren, Wesley Barker and Audrey Daniluk.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 23, 2014 at the Lutheran Church of the Nativity in Arden, NC, with Rev. Ernest Ridenhour, Rev. Ed Ehlers, and Vicar Jared Lee officiating. A luncheon reception will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Lutheran Church of the Nativity, PO Box 208, Arden, NC 28704.

Condolences may be made to the family at

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Asheville Mortuary Services Inc
89 Thompson St Ste B
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 254-0566
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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on June 22, 2014
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