Phyllis K. Fischer of Lewisville, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at New Ulm Medical Center. A Celebration of Life was held Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Fairmont United Methodist Church with Rev. Tony Fink officiating. Interment was in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, rural Truman. Zaharia Family Funeral and Cremation Service of Truman handled the arrangements.
Phyllis was born July 28, 1939, in Springfield, to Jean H. and Nina (Gronewald) Haynes. She attended country school in South Branch Township and graduated from St. James High School in 1957. Phyl attended Mankato State College, graduating in 1961. On June 9, 1962, Phyllis was united in marriage to Dick Fisher at the St. James Presbyterian Church. Phyl attended graduate school at Highlands University, Las Vegas, N.M. and attended the School of Alcohol Studies, University of MN. Phyl lived in several states before she and Dick moved back to Minnesota in 1988. Phyl and Dick moved back to her grandparent's farm place and built a home in 2004. Phyl worked as a teacher and school librarian, book store manager, foster parent, senior volunteer CARE coordinator, numerous volunteer organizations and was a baker extraordinaire. She was a wonderful mom, grandma and caregiver. Phyl was a member of the Fairmont United Methodist Church. She was active in local churches throughout their moves. Phyl enjoyed reading, history, bluegrass music, family activities and camping.
Phyl is survived her husband of 50 years, Dick Fisher of Lewisville; daughters and son-in-law, Kari Fisher of Bloomington and Ann Webb and her husband Ricky of Golden, Colo.; grandchildren, Genesis Garcia Fisher, Miranda Webb, Maya Garcia Fisher, Delaney Webb, Emiliano Garcia Fisher and Dalton Webb.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Karen Tenney; and brother, Ron Haynes.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials be sent to www.ifopa.org promoting research to find a cure for FOP, a disorder affecting granddaughter, Miranda Webb and others.