Margaret Lee Fischer, 85, passed away peacefully the morning of June 30, 2021 at Lightways in Joliet, IL surrounded by her children.
Margaret was born in Jasper, IN on Jan. 8, 1936, to the late Andrew and Hilda (Sendelweck) Wening. She grew up as a farmer in Boone Township, Dubois County, assisting her father with operations.
Margaret was a 1954 graduate of Jasper High School and a 1974 magna cum laude graduate of Brescia University where she earned a B.S. degree in Education.
Margaret met her future husband, Jack, while attending a dance at the Rustic in Jasper. They were united in marriage on Dec. 27, 1958.
Together with Jack, Margaret moved to Tell City where she worked for the Indiana Employment Security Division and later Tell City National Bank where she retired after many years of service in 1998.
Margaret was a long-time member of Evangelical United Church of Christ where she served on the church council and as council president. She was a 4-H leader for several years. Later in life, she was a member of the Red Hats where she enjoyed meeting with friends over lunch. She loved being with friends and family, playing cards, reading, and traveling in the US, Europe, and Australia.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Hilda Wening, her husband, Jack of 62 years, and nephew Kent Meyer. She is survived by her sister, Anna Marie Meyer; daughters, Kim Loseff (Steve) of Cincinnati, OH; Kris Michuda (Joe) of Frankfort, IL; and son, Jeff Fischer (Mariann) of Indianapolis IN; along with grandchildren, Kendall and Kyle Loseff, Nic, Jay, and Jacqui Michuda, Sophie and Lily Fischer; and nieces, Melanie Freyberger and Karen Knust.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, July 6 at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home. Funeral services are planned for Wednesday, July 7 at 10:00AM at Evangelical UCC in Tell City with burial following at Greenwood Cemetery.
Anyone who knew Margaret, knew of her zest for living and her happy disposition. In her final months, Margaret suffered from small cell carcinoma. Through it all, her grace, faith, and optimistic nature remained steadfast. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org or EUCC Church www.tellcityevangelicalucc.org.
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