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20/05 2024 – Jean Fay (Loper) Fischer

Jean Fay (Loper) Fischer, 76, of Carlyle went to be with her Lord on May 11, 2024 at Carlyle Healthcare and Senior Living.

Jean was firmly rooted in Jesus Christ as her Savior and since her stroke in 2012, she enjoyed reading devotions and watching online services.

Jean was born September 19, 1947 in Albert Lea, Minnesota, the son of Dale and Hattie Loper of Glenville, Minnesota, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her brother Jerald Loper. She is survived by her husband, Curtis Fischer of Carlyle, sons Adam (Rebekah) and Paul Fischer of Grand Island, Nebraska, her twin sister Jane Widmark (Tom) of Edina, Minnesota, and brothers Rodney (Deb) Loper of Minnesota and Leland. Runner from Montana, and a sister Glenna Darg from Minnesota. She is also survived by 8 nieces and nephews, 9 great-nieces and nephews, and 14 great-grandnephews and nephews.

She married Curtis Fischer on August 8, 1970 at Lake Johanna, Minnesota. The Fischers lived in Minnesota for five years before moving to St. Charles, Illinois for five years, Sheboygan, Wisconsin for five years, twelve years, Ft. Smith, Arkansas, for one year, Lester Prairie, Minnesota, for 3 years, Buckley, Illinois, for 3 years, Grand Island, Nebraska for 8 years, Springfield, Illinois, for 5 years, and Carlyle for 10. Jean was a faithful woman who supported her husband’s teaching, coaching and administrative work wherever the church led him. In addition to caring for their two sons, Jean was a dental assistant, school cook, pharmacy assistant, saleswoman and whatever else she could do to support her family. Jean’s favorite hobbies were quilting, sewing and baking, while she also loved and cared for her two sons. Before and after her stroke, Jean enjoyed traveling with her husband, Curt, to places like Hot Springs, Arkansas, San Antonio, Texas, and San Francisco, California.

Services will be held on Monday, May 20, 2024, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman, Illinois, with viewing at 9 a.m. and burial at 11 a.m. Internment will immediately follow the service at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in New Minden, Illinois.

Memorials may be sent to Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School Foundation in Centralia and will be received through Zieren Funeral Home in Carlyle.