The Free Press, Mankato, MN

November 14, 2012

Erline Fisher


— Erline Fisher, age 91, of Gaylord, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012, at Immanuel St. Joseph's Hospital in Mankato.

  Funeral Service will be Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10:30 A.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sibley Township, Sibley County, with Pastor John Gabrielson officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

 Visitation will be Friday, November 16, 2012, 5 P.M.-7 P.M. at Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Memorials preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church or Donor's choice.

  Erline Ella (Dietzel) Fisher was born on June 6, 1921, in Arlington, MN. She was the daughter of Anton Dietzel and Augusta (Stucke). Erline was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 14, 1935, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Arlington.

 On May 28, 1944, Erline was united in marriage to Clarence A. Fisher at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Arlington. After their marriage, the couple farmed on the Fisher family homestead in Sibley Township. They retired in 1979, and moved into Gaylord. Erline and Clarence were blessed with two children. They shared 57 years of marriage before Clarence passed away on December 15, 2001.

 Erline was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley Township and in the past, she was a Sunday School Teacher and enjoyed quilting at the church. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and in the beauty shop at the Gaylord Lakeview Home.

 Erline enjoyed ceramics, gardening, canning, and baking. She especially loved spending time with her children, granddaughters and great-grandchildren. Blessed be her memory. She will be sadly missed.

  Erline is survived by her children, Dennis Fisher and his wife, Vicki of Lakeville, MN, and Renaye Schoeppner of Eagle Lake, MN; granddaughters, Tanya Peterson and her husband, Lance of Fairmont, MN, Ronda Kopp and her husband, Dan of Madison Lake, MN, Amy Stuczynski and her husband, Ryan of Portland, OR, and Heidi Wenger and her husband, Andrew of Bloomington, MN; great-grandchildren, Logan and Luke Peterson, Calvin and Tabor Stuczynski, Jackson Kopp, and Ava Wenger; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

  Erline was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence A. Fisher; son-in-law, Ted Schoeppner; siblings, Elsie Dahlke, Edwin Dietzel, Viola Comnick, Amelia Sylvester, and Harold Bade.

 Arrangements by Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com Please click on obituaries and guest book.