OBITUARY

Hershel Fitzpatrick

July 21, 1939January 30, 2019

Hershel Paul Fitzpatrick, 79, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on July 21, 1939 in Waverly, IL, the son of the late Joseph and Doris (Pitchford) Fitzpatrick, Sr. He married Carole Jensen on August 9, 1969 in Athens, IL and she survives. Mr. Fitzpatrick served in the U.S. Army. He was a teacher and guidance counselor for Springfield School District 186 for many years. Besides his wife Carole, he is survived by his daughter Lisa (husband Gerard) Martin of Burr Ridge, IL; his son John Fitzpatrick of Pekin, IL; a granddaughter Katie Martin; 9 siblings, Donna (husband Roy) Coppenbarger of Bloomington, IL, Dale (wife Peggy) Fitzpatrick of Effingham, IL, Jerry Fitzpatrick of Waverly, IL, Jim (wife Sue) Fitzpatrick of Wickenburg, AZ, Peggy (husband Rick) Long of Pittsboro, IN, Kathy (husband Fred) Norman of Springfield, Marilyn Fitzpatrick of Pawnee, IL, Willie (wife Debbie) Fitzpatrick of Alva, OK, and Michele (husband Mike) Thompson of Springfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Michael Fitzpatrick and Joe Fitzpatrick; and 2 sisters, Dorothy Fitzpatrick and Wilma Fitzpatrick. Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd., Springfield. Per his wishes, cremation rites were accorded. A graveside memorial service will take place at a later date at Old Salem Cemetery, Springfield. Memorials may be made to the Central Illinois Food Bank. Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

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Vince Guerrettaz

February 10, 2019

Jim, Susan and family members, I found this in the newspaper today and thought of you during this time of grieving. May his soul rest in peace, and may you all be held in the palm of God's hand during difficult times.
Vince Guerrettaz, Springfield IL

Suzanne Marten -Bless

February 4, 2019

Carole Sue and Family,

Our sincere sympathy in your loss of your husband and father. May each day ahead give you comfort and peace. and the love that surrounds you, with caring thoughts that are with you.


With our sympathy,

Larry and Suzanne (Marten) Bless

Robert Jensen

February 3, 2019

So sorry for you Carole, Lisa and John.

Hershel had this wonderful sense of humor and was always coming up with something entertaining to talk about. He fought a long, courageous battle with his health and now his suffering is over. A tremendous loss for his family and friends.

Godspeed, Hershel

Bonnie Cox

February 3, 2019

So sorry to hear about Hershel.
Enjoyed talking about classmates and getting ready for class reunions. My deepest sympathy.

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FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Hershel Paul Fitzpatrick, 79, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center.
He was born on July 21, 1939 in Waverly, IL, the son of the late Joseph and Doris (Pitchford) Fitzpatrick, Sr. He married Carole Jensen on August 9, 1969 in Athens, IL and she survives.
Mr. Fitzpatrick served in the U.S. Army. He was a teacher and guidance counselor for Springfield School District 186 for many years.
Besides his wife Carole, he is survived by his daughter Lisa (husband Gerard) Martin of Burr Ridge, IL; his son John Fitzpatrick of Pekin, IL; a granddaughter Katie Martin; 9 siblings, Donna (husband Roy) Coppenbarger of Bloomington, IL, Dale (wife Peggy) Fitzpatrick of Effingham, IL, Jerry Fitzpatrick of Waverly, IL, Jim (wife Sue) Fitzpatrick of Wickenburg, AZ, Peggy (husband Rick) Long of Pittsboro, IN, Kathy (husband Fred) Norman of Springfield, Marilyn Fitzpatrick of Pawnee, IL, Willie (wife Debbie) Fitzpatrick of Alva, OK, and Michele (husband Mike) Thompson of Springfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Michael Fitzpatrick and Joe Fitzpatrick; and 2 sisters, Dorothy Fitzpatrick and Wilma Fitzpatrick.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd., Springfield. Per his wishes, cremation rites were accorded. A graveside memorial service will take place at a later date at Old Salem Cemetery, Springfield.
Memorials may be made to the Central Illinois Food Bank.
Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.