Lola Mae Fischer, 91, of Vandalia, Mo., died at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2022, at Tri-County Care Center.
Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Waters Funeral Home. Pastor Bob Hoehn and Brother Kenny Haddock officiated the burial following the service at Vandalia Cemetery.
Visitation celebrating Lola Mae Fischer was held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 8, 2022, at Waters Funeral Home.
Lola was born Jan. 21, 1931, in Percy, Ill. She was the daughter of Henry and Gertrude (Snider) Deppe.
She was united in marriage to Roy H. Fischer on Oct., 1, 1949, in Cutler, Ill.. He survives.
Other survivors include three sons, Barry (Marlene) Fischer of Vandalia, Dale (Carol) Fischer of Vandalia, and Dwight (Mary Beth) Fischer of Ashburn, Va.; seven grandchildren, Angela Fischer of Vandalia, Stephanie (Dane) Fischer of Perry, Curtis (Michelle) Fischer of Jefferson City, Kyle Fischer of Vandalia, Caitlin Fischer of Chicago, Ill., Ryan Fischer of Ashburn, Va., and Joseph Fischer of Ashburn, Va.; and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Vera Sternberg of Steeleville, Ill.
Her parents; son, R. Douglas Fischer; and sister, Lois Habermann, all died earlier.
Lola was the Valedictorian of the Class of 1948 at Campbell Hill Community High School. She worked as a telephone switch operator for General Telephone in Sparta, Ill., from 1947 to 1949 and she drove a school bus for Van-Far High School from 1980 to 1993.
Lola’s biggest love was her family. She was a true domestic caretaker, enjoying gardening, canning, and spending time outdoors. Lola had a green thumb and would grow the most beautiful flowers.
Pallbearers were Curtis Fischer, Kyle Fischer, Caitlin Fischer, Ryan Fischer, Joseph Fischer, and Dane Power.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or a place of the donor’s choice, in care of Waters Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be made to the family. A video tribute can be viewed on Lola’s memorial page at www.watersfuneral.com.