Obit: Fischer, Virginia Violet (1942 - 2009)
Surnames: Fischer, Du Vall, Perner, Gerritts,
Fischer-Martinez, Martinez, Fischer-Brown
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield,
Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 2 Oct. 2009
Fischer, Virginia Violet (6 Dec. 1942 - 30 Sept.
RHINELANDER -- Virginia Violet Fischer, 66, of
Rhinelander, formerly of Loyal, died Sept. 30, 2009, at her home
surrounded by loved ones and in the care of Ministry
She was born Dec. 6, 1942, in Marshfield, the
daughter of Albert O. and Isabell (DuVall) Perner. Following high
school at Columbus Catholic High School in Marshfield, Virginia
continued her education at Marquette University, UW-Stevens Point
and UW-La Crosse. Virginia was married to Donald L. Fischer on July
16, 1966, in Marshfield and then joined him in farming near
She taught science at John Muir Junior High in
Wausau, Colby High School, and later taught the sixth grade at St.
Anthony's Catholic School in Loyal. She was also a health educator
for the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation until her retirement
in 2007. She was also clerk for the town of Beaver for 32
She actively supported 4-H programs both locally
and for Clark County, including being a key member of 4-H summer
camp and county fair project leader for many years. Along with her
husband, she was named the 1993 Wisconsin Master Shepherd. She was
active in the PCCW at St. Anthony's Catholic Parish in Loyal, and
the Women's and Life Goes On groups at Nativity of Our Lord parish
in Rhinelander. Her love of nature, science, teaching and her
generosity touched countless people throughout her
Virginia is survived by her three children,
Steven (Beth) Fischer of Dresser, Carrie (Tony) Fischer-Martinez of
Marshfield, Vt., and Amy (Kevin) Fischer-Brown of St. Joseph, Ill.,
two grandchildren, Josephine and Elizabeth Martinez; two
stepgrandchildren, Georgia and Manny Beaver; her siblings, Gerald
(Marge) Perner of Lake Tomahawk, James (Ann) Perner of Eau Claire
and Jerome (Kristie) Perner of Boise, Idaho; as well as much
extended family, close friends, and former
In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded
in death by her husband, Donald L. Fischer; a brother, Albert
(Millie) Perner Jr.; and a nephew, Luke Perner.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at
noon Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic
Church-St. Mary's Site, with Father John Gerritts officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. today at the
Hildebrand-Russ Funeral Home, 715-365-4343, where a rosary will be
prayed at 4:15 p.m. Visitation continues one hour prior to the
funeral Mass at the church Saturday morning.
Interment will be Monday morning at 11 a.m. at
Beaver Cemetery near Loyal.
A memorial has been established in Virginia's name and all are invited to share memories of her and view her memorial video tribute online at www.
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