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Edith Fischer

MENDOTA — Edith Della Emma Fischer, 93, of Lenexa, Kan., formerly of Mendota, died at 9:08 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee, Kan., after complications from a stroke.

Born Oct. 28, 1918, in LaMoille to Alwin William and Elva Christina (Billhorn) Meyer, she married Marvin C. Fischer Feb. 11, 1942, in Ohio, Ill. He died in 1988.

She lived her life in Mendota where she raised her children and worked on the family farm. She also worked as a waitress at Sam’s Steak House for many years. She moved to Lenexa, Kan., four years ago to be with her son, Ron.

Surviving are five children, Richard (Nancy) Fischer of Phoenix, Ariz., Ronald Fischer of Olathe, Kan., Raymond (Claire) Fischer of Mendota, Debra (Robert) Sweeney of Fox River Grove and William Fischer of Waterloo, Iowa; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Edna Giacomelli of Ladd and Dorothy Boers of Peru.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Alwin in 1958.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Zion Lutheran Church of Clarion with the Rev. Kevin Weeks officiating. Burial will be in the Van Orin Repose Cemetery, Van Orin.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota.

Memorials may be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church of Clarion.

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