Marlys Fischer Obituary

Marlys E. Fischer
Marlys Fischer
Marlys E. Fischer

September 15, 1937 - January 27, 2011
Born in Canby, MN
Resided in Madrid, IA
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Marlys Fischer, 73, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines with her loving family by her side. Funeral services will be held at Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 10:30 AM., with burial to follow at the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Marlys was born September 15, 1937 at Canby, Minnesota and moved to Iowa at age 3. On March 16, 1956 she married Jerry Fischer at Garner, Iowa. They made their home in various places, as Jerry was in construction work, until the children were in school. In 1966 they made Madrid their home. Marlys was diagnosed with cancer in 1996. She courageously fought the disease with strength and perseverance, which she was well known for. Marlys continued to work until August, 1999 when she decided to retire after 15 years with Home Care Services of Boone County. Marlys used her free time to enjoy spending time with her family, cooking, camping, fishing, and spending winters in Texas.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry. Two sons, Michael of Madrid and Jerry (Diane) of Knoxville, IA. Two daughters, Deborah (John) Harshbarger of Urbandale, IA. and Donna Fischer and Gary Peterson of Madrid, IA. A Goddaughter, Shelly Denison. Two brothers, Ronald (Carol) Steffen of Atkinson, Illinois and Gary Steffen and Donna Havlik of Madrid, IA. Three sisters, Donna Olsen of Platte, South Dakota, Pat (Steve) Haney of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Karen (Ernie) Chrtt of Canby, Minnesota; and a sister-in-law, Char Steffen of Rock Island, Illinois. Seven Grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and seven great-grand children.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents, and daughter-in-law, Mary and one brother, Melvin Steffen. Visitation will be Monday, January 31, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Madrid Library, and the family would like to give special thanks to the nurses at Mercy 8 South, for the loving care they gave to Marlys and her family.





Sundberg - Kirkpatrick
202 S. Market Street
Madrid, IA US 50156
Monday, January 31, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sundberg - Kirkpatrick Funeral Home
202 S. Market Street
Madrid, IA US 50156
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
10:30 AM
Mount Hope Cemetery
Madrid, IA US 50156
Tuesday, February 1, 2011