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Marlys N. Fischer

Obituary for Marlys N. Fischer

February 2, 1931 - December 12, 2017
Eagle Grove, Iowa | Age 86


Marlys Neline (Sheldon) Fischer, the daughter of Ole and Anna (Olson) Sheldon was born on February 2, 1931 at Fort Dodge, Iowa. She was baptized and married at Ullensvang Lutheran Church in Thor, Iowa, where she was a life-long member. She sang in the choir, held many offices in ELCA Women's organization (Ladies Aid) and taught Sunday School for many years at Ullensvang.

Marlys was raised and educated in the area of her birth until her father's untimely death, which led her and her Mother to Iowa City, Iowa. Marlys graduated from University High High School, Iowa City, Iowa in 1949.

On June 10, 1951, Marlys was united in marriage to Merlin Fischer at Ullensvang Lutheran Church in Thor. They lived on the family farm north of Thor until 2015. Marlys dedicated her life to helping Merlin on the farm and raising their children.

Marlys worked, in her later years, at Svana's Fashions, House of William and Lavonne's Fine Women's Apparel. She enjoyed her friendship and comradery with the women she worked with.

Marlys was an active member of Chapter EJ PEO in Eagle Grove, as well as the Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Alpha Alpha sorority. She was also a past member of the Birthday Club of the Thor area, Thor Commercial Club and Faculty Wives out of ICCC.

Marlys passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at Rotary Senior Living in Eagle Grove at the age of 86 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merlin, parents, and special cousin Charlotte Larson.

Survivors include her son, Marlin Fischer of Huntsville, AL; and daughter Marla (Wally) Lorenzen of Eagle Grove, IA, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017, 10:30 a.m. at Ullensvang Lutheran Church in Thor with Pastor Darryl Landsverk officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church. Burial in Blossom Hill Cemetery, rural Badger.

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