Timothy “Tim” Fitzgerald, age 68, passed away peacefully at his home in Alexandria, MN on Friday, June 3, 2022, after a battle with throat cancer.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Tim’s residence at 1502 E. Lake Victoria Rd SE, Alexandria, MN on Saturday, June 18th at 2:00 pm with Father Matthew Kuhn officiating.
Tim was born on February 4, 1954, to L.G. “Bud” and Beverly (Patterson) Fitzgerald in Pipestone, MN. He lived in Jasper, Minnesota with his six siblings before moving to Alexandria, MN, where he graduated from Jefferson Senior High in 1972. He married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life Lynn Boysen on October 20, 1990, fathering one son, Ryan, in 1991.
Tim worked in construction and owned and operated several rental properties. He enjoyed hunting and trapping, raising his beloved golden retrievers, and watching his son Ryan compete in Tae Kwon Do competitions.
He was fond of visiting family in Alaska, where he spent a summer mining for gold. A highlight for Tim was flying from Alexandria to Nome, Alaska with his brother-in-law Steve Augdahl in a Super Cub airplane.
Tim was one of the toughest and strongest people you could ever meet, having survived a traumatic brain injury in a scuba diving accident in the summer of 1978. But he will be remembered most for his kindness, unique personality, quick laugh, and sense of humor.
Tim is preceded in death by his mother Beverly Fitzgerald, father and mother-in-law Orville and Eleanor Boysen, and brother-in-law Steve Augdahl. He is survived by his wife of 32 years Lynn Boysen and son Ryan Fitzgerald, Alexandria, MN; father Bud Fitzgerald, Alexandria, MN; brothers Steve (Kathy) Fitzgerald of Sioux Falls, SD; Dave (Jackie) Fitzgerald of Alexandria, MN; sisters Pat Augdahl-Boehmer (Dreux) of Anchorage, Alaska; Terrie (Wesley) Perkins of Nome, AK; Jeannie Fitzgerald (Lou Pondolfino) of Anchorage, AK; Becky (Dana) Christenson of Alexandria, MN, 15 nieces and nephews, and 16 great-nieces/nephews.