Margarete FitzGerald, 80

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Margarete K. FitzGerald, 80, of Glenns Ferry, died peacefully from health complications on Aug. 27, 2006, at a Kimberly, Idaho, hospital.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. Burial will follow at Glenn Rest Cemetery in Glenns Ferry. All arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home.

Margarete was born on Dec. 23, 1925, in Ichtershausen, Germany, the daughter of Paul and Bertha Kostwald. She married Thomas FitzGerald in Jan. 15, 1978. They made their home in Marietta, Ga., Gooding, Idaho, and most recently Glenns Ferry.

Margarete loved nature, taking walks and working in her garden.

Margarete is survived by: her husband, Tom FitzGerald of Glenns Ferry; her son, Raymond, and his wife, Roseanna Binion, of Florida; a daughter, Doris, and her husband, David Jetton, of Glenns Ferry; a daughter, Sandra, and her husband, Peter Wotowiec, of New Hampshire; a daughter, Linda Robbins, of Connecticut; a stepson, John FitzGerald, in Wisconsin; brothers Karl, Wolfgang, and Hans Kostwald, and a sister, Edith Kostwald, all of Germany; a sister in-law, Mary Lusier of Florida; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both her parents and two brothers, Alfred and Herbert.