Dorothy Louise (Burns) Fisch — Rochester

Dorothy Louise (Burns) Fisch, 88, of Rochester, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Shorewood Retirement Community in Rochester.

Born Nov. 5, 1924, in Walsenburg, Colo., the daughter of Joseph Bryan and Esther (Wausau) Burns. Dorothy graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in speech pathology, and was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She married Dr. Herbert M. Fisch, Jr. on April 9, 1947, and he preceded her in death in 2004. She worked in the Austin Public Schools speech correction department, and then as office manager in her husband's Veterinary Clinic after their marriage. They lived in Spring Valley during all of their married life.

Dorothy had several stories and poems published in several magazines, and in addition to writing, she enjoyed doll restoration, rock geology, gardening, and caring for animals.

She is survived by one son, Matt (Karol) Fisch of Rochester; and two granddaughters, Kelsie and Kassandra both of Rochester.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister.

Private family services are planned for a later date with burial of her cremated remains to take place in Calvary Cemetery in Austin.

Memorials appreciated to Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's research unit.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes is assisting her family with arrangements.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester, MN 55901. 507-289-3600.