Ryan Randall Fitzgerald, age 33, of Brodhead, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2012. He was born July 22, 1979 in Monroe, Wisconsin, the son of Randall and Debra (Olson) Fitzgerald.
Ryan graduated from Brodhead High School in 1999. He had worked for Morgan Corporation and Stoughton Trailers. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, Packer games and American Pickers and collecting Matchbox cars and die-cast cars especially Mustang Shelbys. His favorite past time was spending time with his niece, Lilli. They enjoyed going on adventures together, fishing, biking, going for walks and just being together.
He is survived by his mother, Debbie of Brodhead; his sister, Lynsey (Corey) Stevens of Beloit; the apple of his eye, his niece Lilli; special aunts: Barb Menehan of Brodhead and Sandy (Bruce) Miller of Evansville; uncle, Dave (Kathy) Olson of Avon, Colorado; cousins: Scott Miller, Cory (Claire) Miller and their daughters and Josh Olson; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father on April 10, 2011; his maternal grandparents, Howard and Lois Olson; his paternal grandparents: Judy and Robert Fowler and Howard Fitzgerald; a cousin, David John Olson; and his uncle, Dar Menehan.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 10, at 11 a.m. at the DL Newcomer Funeral Home, Brodhead with Rev. Ronald E. Massen officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to a fund for his niece, Lilli.