Edward Fitzgerald

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Edward Louis Fitzgerald, 80, died December 10, 2019 at his home in Fargo. He was born July 16, 1939 to Eugene and Helen Fitzgerald in Fargo and was the oldest of five siblings. He graduated from Shanley High School in 1957 and later attended North Dakota State University. Ed joined the United States Air Force and served his country for 4 years. In 1971, he married Ferne Kramlich and became stepdad to six children. They resided in Fargo until Ferne passed away in 1999. Ed worked at KXJB for 30 years and later worked at Leef Brothers until he retired. Not liking being idle, he began working at the Fargo Dome when it first opened in 1992 and continued his employment there until his death. He was the first face that athletes or performers would see when they walked into the Fargo Dome and had lots of stories regarding the performers he had met over the years. He also worked at Newman Outdoor Field for the FM RedHawks during the season. Ed was an avid golfer, winning numerous tournaments himself, but also enjoyed attending the Masters Golf Tournament. He was a huge NDSU Bison football fan, and up until his death, only ever missed one game, and only then to attend his granddaughter’s wedding, which he loved to tease her about. Ed loved sports, and there wasn’t much he didn’t know about a team. He was a Minnesota Vikings and New York Yankees fan. When the Yankees would play the Minnesota Twins in the cities, he, his sister, Helen-Jeanne, and his brother John, would always go watch them. In 2018, he took part in the Veterans Memorial Flight, and felt extremely honored to have been extended the opportunity to do so. Ed is survived by his children, Jean Arechigo, Moorhead, Mary Lou (Joseph) Turk, Arizona, Joanne (William) Fraase, Fargo, Wayne (Nancy) Kramlich, Susan (Evan) Klingman, Fargo, Brother, Phil (Donna), Fargo, Sisters Helen-Jeanne Puvogel, Fargo and Kathy (Herb) Camp, Georgia, 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his wife, Ferne, parents Eugene and Helen, brother John, daughter Janet, granddaughter Shawna and son-in-law Raymond. Visitation is Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. and prayer service at 2:00 p.m. at Boulger Funeral Home. The funeral is Monday, December 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., with a one-hour visitation prior to the service at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1420 7th St N, Fargo. The family would like everyone to wear their Bison gear, or any sports apparel.

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  1. I so enjoyed working with Edward at the Fargo Dome over the years and glad our paths crossed in life🙃Heartfelt condolences to his family. Precious memories and God’s Peace

  2. Ed was a class mate of ours (my wife Maureen Brodigan and myself) at Shanley. He was always a nice man with a great sense of humor. Look for a shooting star Monday night, that will be Ed officially entering the house of the Lord.

  3. I enjoyed working with Ed at the Fargodome, he was always our greeter at Redhawks games. I loved talking to him and laughing at his witty, sarcastic comments… I will miss him.
    God Bless him and RIP Dear Eddie.

  4. Ed was such a good man, God bless him and his family. He always had a good sense of humor. Thank you Edward for me getting to know you.

  5. To Ed’s family Grieving is a personal journey. May you each find peace. My goal each time Ed checked me in at the Dome was to get him to smile.I was at about 60% with a couple little chuckles. He will be missed.

  6. When I first started working at the FargoDome & met Ed, I thought he was one oh the crabbiest men I had ever met, Over time, however, when I got to know him I realized that I was wrong. He could be gentle & I shared his sarcastic sense of humor. He always had some remark to make whenever he checked us in. He will truly be missed. The Bison will have an Angel cheering them on now.

  7. I was sorry to hear of Ed’s death. I also work concessions nd event staff from 1992-2010. I remember Ed from those years. He will be missed at the Fargodome and by his family.


  8. I grew up with Ed. As kids in our neighborhood and all though school from 1st grade through shanley. And ndsu we connected a few years ago on Facebook . Ed was always quiet. But a very kind nice person. Rip Ed

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Ed’s family, now and in the days ahead. You are so lucky to have had him love you and be a part of your lives. When he talked about his children and grandchildren, he always had a smile on his face. Please know he was proud of all of you. I had the pleasure of working with Ed for almost 12 years. I groaned at a lot of his jokes but loved his sarcastic, witty comments and his awesome sense of humor. He was a big teddy bear with a heart of gold. He treated my family like his own and my children have never forgotten his kind ways. He always brought me little gifts and trinkets back from his trips to Frisco and I will always treasure each one. He always told me “I made the best leftovers” and I would find a little thank you note in the bottom of the dish when I got it back from him. Ed was one of a kind, touched so many many lives in a positive way, and will be greatly missed.

  10. “Ed”
    Your Thoughtfulness,
    Caring Heart,
    and helping out others made a “Difference”
    in people’s lives….
    You always worked so hard and enjoyed working!!
    You’ll be missed Dearly…
    May God Bless you and watch over you!
    (Fargo Dome Co-Worker)
    Rose Vargas

  11. Ed what can I say you where a great guy and friend. It was great to got to know you and work with you at the Dome. And when I went to the Redhawks we would or when you would come to the VA we would sit all talk at least a 1/2 hour or so. As a Veteran you gave me my freedom and to serve with in the military was a honor… And a great honor to call you my brother. RIP my friend/brother you will be deeply missed at the Dome. Go Bison !!!!

  12. The Fitzgerald siblings had a unique way of bonding.

    “Did you see that Twins game last night?”
    “Did you see the Braves win?”
    “Did you see Brett Gardner’s home run?”

    Life was good if you were watching baseball.

    Did you all see the game on Tuesday? All the heavenly angels were here. Fast Eddie hit a home run and it was amazing. His wife Ferne, his baby brother John boy, Mama Helen, and Papa Fitz were all there.

    “Hey everybody, did you see Fast Eddie hit a home run on Tuesday? The fans stood up and cheered as he crossed home plate.”

  13. Sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. I am relatively new to the FargoDome Event Staff, with “only” three years; however; I truly enjoyed Ed’s greetings and unpredictable comments whenever I checked in at the window before every event. He always made me feel like one of the regulars with comments and sometimes cynical comments that were fun. Ed will be missed.

  14. My knowing of Ed goes back to almost b/4 TV. That was when winter evenings were for ice skating and socializing. Ed was the ice skating rink house do everything. He feed the wood stove when ever he was there, helped young kids lace up their skates, help us find our gloves and made sure no one was getting out of line. He was a mentor. Time flies that rink was one of two, either Johnson Park south of NDSU or and maybe both. Pershing park on on the corner of College street and 8th street which is now rental housing. I’m gland I got to know Ed as you all are. Neil Graf

  15. Ed was, always and forever will be missed at Fargo dome. Melinda have always enjoy coming and walk in to Ed funny sense of humor. He always has been helpful since day 1 that Melinda started in house keeping department. It was the day that i switched department at that job that I got to see more of the funny side of Ed. He always be a great and awesome person to ask for directions if you don’t know your way around the fargodome building. He had great stories to tell all of us and will always be watching over us up in heaven. I am glad he is in a more comfortable place with god. He also had great jokes to tell too. I also got to see him work at the red hawks baseball games when i would go to a game every now and then. He also had some awesome advice if he sees a person going through a tough time. I always took his advice to heart. I will mostly miss his presents, smile, funny and his humor mostly. I know he is resting in peace and up with the lord where he belongs. hopefully see u on the other side some day ed. take care and thanks for being a awesome coworker, you will always be missed but NEVER forgotten.

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