Hubert G. "Jerry" Fitzgerald

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HUBERT G. FITZGERALD "JERRY" PORTAGE, IN Hubert G. "Jerry" Fitzgerald, age 78, of Portage passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Porter Regional Hospital in Valparaiso. Jerry was a Portage resident since 1960 and retired supervisor from U.S. Steel in Gary with 31 years of service. He was instrumental in founding Portage as a City. Jerry was very active in Portage government serving as Building Commissioner for 14 years, Portage School Board for eight years and Portage City Councilman for two years. He was a former member of Portage Jaycees and member of Portage First United Methodist Church. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Beverly; three sons: Gerald A. "Jerry" (Nikki) Fitzgerald of Portage, James R. (Carol) Fitzgerald of Eldridge, Iowa, and Jeffery D. (Jackie) Fitzgerald of Hobart; six grandchildren: Erin (Joe) Hood, Joanna Fitzgerald (fiance, Stephen Howell), Shandra Herrberg, Rachelle and Robert Fitzgerald, and Ashley (Jason) Taylor; great granddaughter, Ramona Herrberg. He was preceded in death by his parents: Hubert and Rhoda (Merrill) Fitzgerald; and sister, Carol Ellison. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Ave., Portage with Rev. Dennis Ticen officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Portage. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00-7:00 p.m. and Monday morning from 10:00- 11:00 a.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, (219) 762-3013 or online at: www.reesfuneralhomes.com

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Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel - Portage
5341 Central Ave.
Portage, IN 46368
(219) 762-3013
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Published in The Times from July 20 to July 21, 2013
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