Vivian F. Fischer, 85, Schnellville

Vivian F. Fischer, 85 of Schnellville, died Tuesday, November 20, at Brookside Village in Jasper. She was born in St. Meinrad September 10, 1933, to Oscar and Alice (Knust) Schnellenberger. She married Joe Fischer June 19, 1954, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg.

Vivian was a 1951 graduate of Huntingburg High School. She was a homemaker, weas active on the family farm and 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 its St. Anne’s Sodality. She served as Eucharistic minister at mass and for the homebound and actively participated in the Sacred Heart Hour of Adoration. She was also a member of the St. Vincent De Paul Society and the Schnellville Home Economics Club and served as a Democratic precinct committee woman. She was a lifelong caregiver to many extended family members, an avid gardener and canner, enjoyed reading, and loved caring for her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Fischer; four daughters, Paula Alles and husband Bill, Jasper, Cindy Lybarger and husband Dave, Nashville, Cheryl Ferguson and husband Jeff, Fishers, and Connie Stemle and husband Myron, Celesteine; two sons, Dave Fischer and wife Diana, Schnellville, and Ken Fischer and fiancé Beth Frede, Newport, Kentucky; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Tom Schnellenberger and wife Virginia, Huntingburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Judy Schnellenberger and Dottie Schmutzler.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church. The Sacred Heart St. Anne’s Sodality will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Sacred Heart Pipe Organ Fund, 4444 S Ohio St., St Anthony, IN 47575. Online condolences can be shared at A Mass of Christian Burial ¬†will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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