Louise Fischer, age 90 of Appleton, Minnesota, formerly of the Holloway area, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Appleton Area Health – Care Center.

Private family burial for Louise Fischer will be held now, and a public memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Louise Ida Fischer was born November 25, 1929, in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter Otto and Ida (Schuerman) Reich. She was baptized December 29, 1929, at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and was confirmed on May 9, 1943, by Rev. Meichsner at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Holloway, MN.

Louise grew up in the Holloway area during the Great Depression.  She attended country school and attended Appleton High School. Louise was working as a waitress when she met LeRoy Fischer, they were married the day before her 17th birthday, on November 24, 1946, by Rev. Walters at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Holloway.  Louise and LeRoy farmed together in rural Holloway for over 50 years.  They loved to go dancing with friends, walking across the farm, and working side by side. Together they raised five children: Sherry, Donald, Carol, Jane, and Patricia.  She was an avid gardener – tending vegetables surrounded by the beauty of annual flowers.  She and LeRoy went to Apache Junction, Arizona annually for about 15 years, to escape the rigors of Minnesota winters.  After leaving the farm, she lived in Appleton for several years, the last few in the Appleton Nursing home.

She taught us (her children) to pray, the true meaning of unconditional love, and instilled in us her faith in God.  Louise taught the value of a hard day’s work, to respect ones elders, community and country.  Many fond memories of gardening, canning, and working along at her side…as well sharing many a card game, board game, dice or puzzle assembly.

Louise was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Moyer Township.  She taught Sunday school for many years, belonged to the Women of the Church, attending and leading bible studies.  Louise helped sew many donated quilts.  She enjoyed visiting with family on the phone and receiving mail.

Louise was called to her eternal home on Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020.  She had struggled for several weeks but in the end passed peacefully in her sleep.

Louise is survived by her children: Donald (Diane) Fischer of Appleton, MN, Carol (Mike) Banken of South Haven, MN, Jane (Raymond) Johnson of Morris, MN, and Patricia (Richard) Bahl of Maple Grove, MN; son-in-law: AJ Wentler of Morris, MN; 19 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren; siblings: Verena Fischer, Charles (Marlene) Reich, Dorothy Hoffman, Lila (David) Brown; and other relatives and friends. 

Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home – Vaala Chapel in Appleton. 

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