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Alice Fitzpatrick, 75, of Marion, Iowa, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at UnityPoint-St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A Celebration of Life will

take place at a later date; as well as burial at Maplewood Cemetery, Vinton, Iowa. Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, assisted the family.

Alice was born April 24, 1946, in San Francisco, Calif., the daughter of Algy and Clara "Josephine" (Goodwin) Long. She married James Fitzpatrick in Iowa City, Iowa, on Dec. 29, 1967. James passed away in 2012. Alice worked at Meth-Wick as an oral medical technician and K-Mart before the couple eventually moved to Missouri. She enjoyed reading, playing cards and going to the casino. Alice was considered a mom to many people who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her children, Christine Bontrager and Lori (Trent) Avis, all of Cedar Rapids, and Sarah (Shannon) Gorman of Swisher; grandchildren, Zachary, Brooke (Coleman), Tanner (Shelby), Brooklyn, Faith, Haley and Lexi; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Janet Reddick of North Carolina, Debi (Floyd) Aswegan of Oregon, Chuck (Linda) Long, Linda Wilson, Mike (Patricia) Fink and Anthony (Ruby) Berger, all of Iowa; brother-in-law, Gary Fortner of Iowa; numerous half-brothers and -sisters; nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Mr. Kitty.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James; parents, Algy and Clara "Josephine;" and siblings, Betty Matheson, Tom Long and Sherrie Fortner.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

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