Vivian F. Fischer, 85, Schnellville

Vivian F. Fischer, 85, of Schnellville, passed away at 3:06 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at Brookside Village in Jasper.

Vivian was born in St. Meinrad on September 10, 1933, to Oscar and Alice (Knust) Schnellenberger.  She married Joe Fischer on June 19, 1954, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg.

She was a 1951 Huntingburg High School Graduate.

Vivian was a homemaker and active in the family farm. She also worked for Hillary Blessinger Accounting and the Dubois County Assessor’s Office.      

She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish-Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and their St. Ann’s Sodality.  She served as Eucharistic Minister at Mass and for the homebound.  She also actively participated in the Sacred Heart Hour of Adoration. 

She was also a member of the St. Vincent De Paul Society, the Schnellville Home Economics Club, and served as a Democratic Precinct Committee Woman. 

She was a devoted mother and lifelong caregiver to many extended family members. She was also an avid gardener and canner, enjoyed reading and especially loved caring for her grandchildren. 

Surviving are her husband, Joe Fischer, Schnellville; four daughters, Paula Alles (Bill), Jasper, Cindy Lybarger (Dave), Nashville, Tennessee, Cheryl Ferguson (Jeff), Fishers,and Connie Stemle (Myron), Celestine; two sons, Dave Fischer (Diana), Schnellville, and Ken Fischer (fiancé Beth Frede), Newport, Kentucky;  15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Tom Schnellenberger (Virginia), Huntingburg; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were two sisters, Judy Schnellenberger and Dottie Schmutzler.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Vivian F. Fischer will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2018, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, and one hour before services at the church from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday.  The Sacred Heart St. Ann’s Sodality will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Pipe Organ Fund, 4444 S Ohio St., St. Anthony, IN 47575

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