Marjorie Mary Fischer, 93, of Alton, passed away at 6:41 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Saint Anthony’s Health Center.
She was born June 29, 1921, in Alton to the late Blanche (Graf) Kaeser and Phillip Kaeser of Alton. She married John Thomas “Jack” Fischer on April 23, 1946.
Marjorie was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton. She was an avid bridge player and loved to dance, travel and volunteer for the community. She was a member of the Saint Anthony’s Hospital Auxiliary for more than 50 years, serving as Treasurer for many years, and also co-founded the hospital’s Gift Shop with her dear friend, Ethel Mazrum.
She was preceded in death by her husband, brother Phillip Kaeser Jr., grandson Ryan Webster Fischer and granddaughter Kristen Suzanne Bean.
She is survived by her sons, John Thomas “Tom” (Sharon) Fischer Jr. of Denver, Colo., and James Webster Fischer of Mount Vernon; her daughter, Mardell (Dan) Witcher of Alton; and eight grandchildren, Colleen Fischer, Stephanie (Josh) Casaubon, Kristie (Brad) Webb, Jaime (Ian) Rutherford, Jared Fischer, Sara (Matt) McGibany, Shaun Bean and Lauren Bean; and nine great-grandchildren: Eveleigh Casaubon, Abby and Jake Webb, Griffen and Nora Rutherford, Ryan Fischer, Andrew Dobbins, and Alyssa and Alora Bean, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at Staten-Fine Funeral Home. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at noon Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Staten-Fine Funeral Home with Monsignor Kenneth Steffen officiating. She will be laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Sisters of St. Francis at Saint Anthony’s Health Center or IMPACT CIL. Friends and family may leave condolences online at www.staten-fine.com.