Joan M. Fischer, age 95, of Buffalo Lake, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2023, at Parmly on the Lake in Chisago City, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, November 11, 2023, 11:00 A.M., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hutchinson, Minnesota, with interment in Zion Evangelical Cemetery in Preston Lake Township, rural Buffalo Lake, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Joan Marine Fischer was born on October 15, 1928, in Aberdeen, Idaho. She was the daughter of Martin and Fay (Wride) Driscoll. Joan was baptized at the age of 12 into the Church of Latter-day Saints. She received her education in Rockford and Thomas, Idaho.
On November 20, 1954, Joan was united in marriage to Leeland R. Fischer in Groton, Connecticut. She was blessed with two sons Earl and Kim, and two daughters Cynthia, and Melinda. Joan met Leeland in Idaho where he was in the United States Navy. He whisked her away to New London, Connecticut, far from her family. Then they began farming in Buffalo Lake where the continued to farm until retirement. Joan and Leeland shared 65 years of marriage before the passing of Leeland on July 13, 2019. After his passing, Joan moved to Chisago City, Minnesota, to be close to her daughter, Cynthia, and spent four years there in assisted living at Parmly on the Lake
After having crops hailed out, Joan took a job at Green Giant and also worked for a while at the Buffalo Lake Nursing Home. For the majority of her life, she was a proud homemaker and farmers wife. According to her children, she was the best wife and mother ever. Joan was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hutchinson. She enjoyed getting together with the “Schafer Cousins Group” every month. Joan was also involved in the PTA.
Joan loved horses and gardening. She enjoyed being active in her church as a primary teacher, chorister, and Relief Society President. Joan especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends.
Joan passed away on Friday, November 3, 2023, at Parmly on the Lake Assisted Living in Chisago City, Minnesota, at the age of 95 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Joan is survived by her:
Children, Earl Fischer and his wife, Louise of Branson, MO,
Kim Fischer and his wife, Janet of Rhinelander, WI,
Cynthia Sullivan and her husband, Michael of Chisago City, MN,
Melinda Keller of Buffalo Lake, MN;
Grandchildren, Sid (Nicole) Fischer, Bus Fischer, Abe Fischer, Ivy Fischer, Staci Daniels, Steve LeBlanc, Brandon (Heidi) Fischer, Holly Fischer, Sarah (Joe) Greynolds, Kyle (Holly) Sullivan, Zane Keller, Mae Keller, Wyatt Keller;
Siblings, Wallace Driscoll and his wife, Maurine of Aberdeen, ID,
Jerry Driscoll of Cedar City, UT:
Many other relatives and friends.
Joan is preceded in death by her Parents, Martin and Fay Driscoll; Husband, Leeland Fischer; Granddaughter, Nikki Fischer; Brothers, Douglas Driscoll, Richard Driscoll, Michael Driscoll (Joyce); Sisters, Harriet Clark (Tom), Barbara Ellis (Delwyn).