Viola E. Fischer

Viola E. Fischer

Viola E. Fischer, 90, of Sleepy Eye, died on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 13, with Msgr. Eugene Lozinski officiating.  Interment was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Viola Elizabeth Fischer was born on September 19, 1924, to John and Bertha (Eckstein) Fischer on the farm in rural Sleepy Eye. She attended country school in Albin Township and later New Ulm. Viola worked for the Haas family at their home and Haas Bakery. She married Elmer A. Fischer on April 12, 1944, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. Viola and Elmer lived and farmed their entire married life in Stark Township on Elmer’s family’s home farm. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and enjoyed gardening, canning and helping on the farm.

She is survived by her children, Elmer Fischer, Jr. of New Ulm, Sharline Fischer of Sleepy Eye, Carolyn (Gordon) Fromm of Springfield, and Junelle Hauth of New Ulm; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Fischer of New Ulm; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert Fischer of Hanska. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Elmer, in 1987; son Tom in 2013; daughter Gloria in 1976; son-in-law Marvin Hauth; and siblings John Fischer, Walter Fischer, Wallace Fischer and Laverna Tauer. 

Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye handled funeral arrangements.

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