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October 3, 2012
Messenger News

MANSON - Connie Birkey, 57, died October 2, 2012 at her home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, October 5th at Augustana Lutheran Church in Manson with Rev. Janelle Siffring officiating and burial in Rose Hill Cemetery in Manson. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Larson-Weishaar Funeral Home in Manson.

Connie Jean Birkey was born on August 27, 1955 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to Earl and Marlys (Peterson) Birkey. She graduated from Manson High School in 1973 and on December 28, 1974 she married Bill Fitzgerald in Manson. Connie worked as a school cook for the MNW schools for 12 years as well as at Big Beve's in Manson before retiring in June 2012.

Connie is survived by her sons, Will Fitzgerald of Fort Dodge, Simon Fitzgerald of Manson, and Chris and wife Darin Fitzgerald of Des Moines, daughters, Lucy and husband Corey McNeil of Fort Dodge, and Klay Birkey of Manson, and granddaughter, Alaina Fitzgerald of Des Moines. Also surviving are her mother, Marlys Birkey of Manson, sister, Coleen Birkey of Manson, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Birkey in 2000, husband, Bill Fitzgerald in 1991, and brother, Clay Birkey in 1992.



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