Donald James Fitzpatrick

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Mass of Christian Burial for Donald James Fitzpatrick, 68, of Rapid City, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, July 14, at St. Therese the Little Flower Catholic Church, with Father Bill Zandri celebrating. Interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery.

Donald was taken by the hand of Our Father on Saturday evening, July 5, 2014, at his home. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home, followed by a wake service at 7 p.m.

Donald James Fitzpatrick was born Sept. 15, 1945, in Mankato, Minn., to James and Helen (Warmka) Fitzpatrick. He married the love of his life, Mary (Walton), on Nov. 15, 1969. They celebrated 44 years of marriage. Donald farmed for many years and continued his passion by working in the agricultural industry. He enjoyed retirement by spending time with his grandchildren, spending time outdoors and volunteering his time to others within the community. He was devoted to the Catholic Church and was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus as a Knight of the Fourth Degree. His life will be celebrated by many and he will be forever missed.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; his children, Keith and his wife, Dawn of Outing, Minn., Jay and his husband, Brian of Oceanside, Calif., and Donna and her husband, Jason of Rapid City, S.D.; and ten grandchildren, Rustin, Natasha, Katherine, Jessica, Janae, Jordan, Michael, Thomas, Christopher, and Elizabeth.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his grandson, Patrick.

Condolences may be sent to Mary Fitzpatrick at 3013 Outlook Circle #B, Rapid City, SD 57701 or online to