VisitationSaturday, January 1, 2011 at 10 o'clock am at Bethel Lutheran Church, Downtown Hudson
Funeral ServicesSaturday, January 1, 2011 at 11 o'clock am at Bethel Lutheran Church, Downtown Hudson
Beverly Ann Fisher
Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother
Passed away peacefully on Dec. 29, 2010, in Hudson, Wis. Bev was born in Mt. Hope, Wis., on Sept. 9, 1931. She was the daughter of Ralph and Merle Garthwaite and lived in Dubuque, Iowa, St. Paul, Minn., and Rochester, Minn., as a young girl. She was confirmed in 1946 at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Paul and graduated from Rochester High School in 1949. She married Delmar Fisher on Feb. 18, 1951. After living in several cities in the Upper Midwest, she eventually settled with Del in Rochester, and she enjoyed an active church and community life there for many years while raising their family. During her years in Rochester, she was a homemaker and assisted Del in operating a family business. Bev and Del later moved in retirement to a lake home in Nisswa, Minn., which became a favorite spot for gatherings of family and friends and was made all the more meaningful by the love and hospitality that Bev showered on all who made the trip there.
Bev is survived by her husband of 60 years, Delmar, sister Elsie (Alan) Boss, brother Gene Garthwaite, daughter Cindy (Dan) Raaen, daughter Cheryl (Tim) Solinger, son James (Raenelle) Fisher, son Steve (Kim) Fisher and grandchildren Sonja (Pat) Hanson, Marija Raaen, Greta Raaen, Isaac Raaen, Ann (Josh) Ridder, Gretchen Solinger, Graham Fisher and Sylvia Fisher and great grandchildren Avery, Everett and Ike Hanson. With her gifts of compassion, empathy and wisdom, she was an inspiration to all who knew her and left a legacy of love with her family and friends that will be treasured forever. She will remain in our hearts always.
A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at Bethel Lutheran Church – Downtown Hudson at 11am. Pastor Dennis Nelson will officiate. Burial will be held at Willow River Cemetery in Hudson. Visitation will be held for 1 hour prior to the service. Services are in the care of the O’Connell Family Funeral Home and Countryside Crematory. 715-386-3725