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Dolores E. Fischer — Zumbrota

ZUMBROTA — The funeral for Dolores E. Fischer will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Zumbrota Wesleyan Church, with the Rev. Ronald C. McClung officiating.

Mrs. Fischer, 89, of Zumbrota, formerly of St. Charles, died Tuesday (May 22, 2007) at the Zumbrota Care Center. She had been a resident of the care center for the past 1 1/2 years.

Dolores Effie Dixon was born Feb. 14, 1918, at the family farm in Elmira Township, Olmsted County, about a mile from Saratoga, Winona County. She graduated from St. Charles High School in 1935 and attended teacher’s training for a year. She then went on to teach in country schools for three years. She married Walter Fischer on June 7, 1939. They farmed for 38 years before retiring and moving into St. Charles in 1977. Her husband died in 1999, and she stayed in St. Charles until moving to Zumbrota in 2001.

Mrs. Fischer was active in the United Methodist Women, serving as president and treasurer. She also taught Sunday school, released time classes, and vacation Bible school. When she moved to Zumbrota, she became a member of Zumbrota Wesleyan Church. She loved to read, write letters and send cards.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce (Jerry) Newton of Riceville, Iowa, and the Rev. Janet Fischer of Zumbrota; three sons, Lyman (Marlee) of Portland, Ore., Gordon (Mary) of Marshfield, Wis., and Howard of Lake City; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bernard of San Diego. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson and a sister.

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Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the church and one hour before the service on Saturday, also at the church.

Memorials are suggested to the Zumbrota Wesleyan Church or the American Cancer Society.

Hoff Funeral Homes-St. Charles Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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