Mildred A. Fischer 86, St. Anthony

Mildred FisherMildred A. Fischer, 86, of St. Anthony, died Saturday (August 27) at Brookside Village in Jasper. She was born in St. Anthony November 4, 1929, to Paul and Anna (Vonderheide) Ehrman. She married William Fischer Sr. June 10, 1950, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. He died November 10, 1983.

Mildred was a homemaker and a rural mail carrier for many years and she and her husband were part owners of Hasenour Motor Company. She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish – St. Anthony Catholic Church and its Christian Mothers Sodality. She was active with the bereavement committee, the cemetery board, was a Eucharistic minister, and visited with the sick. She was recipient of the Evansville Dioceses Brute Award in 1999. She was a member of the St. Anthony American Legion Auxiliary and held several officer positions with the auxiliary, and a member of the St. Anthony Community Center, the St. Anthony Senior Citizens, and the German Club. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, playing cards, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters, Becky Rasche and husband Bill, Huntingburg, and Mary “Mert” Wahl and husband Ken, Newburgh; one son, William “Woody” Fischer Jr. and wife Marilyn, Jasper; eight grandchildren, Jayme Rasche, Jodi Rivers, Kara Payne, Kasey and Kendall Wahl, Carla Overton, Autumn Lucas, and Brady Fischer; two step-grandchildren, Eric Guth and Brandi Schmitt; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dottie Mathies, Jasper, and Bonnie Hoffman and husband Ray, St. Anthony.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sisters, Rose Steltenpohl and Irene Carter, and three great-grandchildren, Ben and Hope Fischer and Annie Rivers.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Church. The Divine Mercy Christian Mothers Sodality will lead a rosary at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Divine Mercy Parish or to a favorite charity. On line condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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