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Marlene Fisher

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Marlene Margaret Fisher, age 86 of Charles City, formerly of Nashua, IA died Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City, IA with her family by her side. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory -- Olson Chapel in Nashua with interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 26, 2019, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory -- Olson Chapel in Nashua. Further visitation will continue one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home. 641-435-4314. Marlene Margaret Fisher was born on July 13, 1933 in Rockwell, IA, the daughter of John and Bertha (Stoltenberg) Tagesen.She loved basketball in high school. She played for Rockwell High School and her team qualified for the State tournament her junior year. The family then moved to Nashua and Marlene worked in her mother's cafe which is where she met the love of her life, Blaine W. Fisher. She was united in marriage to Blaine W. Fisher at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA on January 26, 1951. To this union four children were born, Christine, Vicky, Sandra and Bradley. Marlene and Blaine were both avid members of the Moose Lodge in Charles City. Marlene was also in the Womens Auxilary of the Moose Lodge where she held several different positions including Senior Regent. They loved dancing there every weekend. After Blaine retired the couple did a lot of traveling together and saw a lot of the country. They went to Branson, MO, Las Vegas, California, Louisiana and many others. Marlene was a stay at home mother and was best friends with Mona Newton, her sister-in-law. They spent time together every day. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Blaine Fisher of Charles City, IA: two daughters, Christine (Kelvin) Kappmeyer of Waverly, IA, Sandra (Tyrone) Foster of Charles City, IA; one son, Bradley (Lea Hedglen) Fisher of Osage, IA; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter Vicky Jolene Fisher in 1969; three brothers Johnny Tagesen, Alvin Tagesen, Ralph Tagesen; one sister, Louise Riley.

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  1. oh so many memories of my aunt..from my first kitten that I got to pick out from a litter .. I felt so blessed that she thought of me.. 🙂 perhaps in reality she just wanted to get rid of the kittens and quickly.. She never missed my family events, even when her health was not the best. I would have understood…but there she would be. Memorial day..I would see little bouquets of flowers on my uncles grave and on my parents..(the grave sites were close to each other). I knew it was her.. and I did ask her one day.. and yes, she put flowers on the aunts, uncles, parents and her daughter’s… She never judged anyone, and you best not judge her..after all, there is only one who has the right to judge anyone right! She had her kind way of being stern.. Watching her and Uncle Ben kick up their heals and have fun at the Moose Lodge. Watching them dance together…that was a loving sight to see. You will be missed Aunt Marlene and family reunions just won’t be the same. I promise to drink a beer in your honor at each one..that will be my loving tribute to you each year. Aunts have no wands or wings, so they work with wisdom, love, and things. Having taken on this role, You loved me right down to my soul. You offered kindness and greetings with a hug and kiss, freely out of love which I will miss. You’re in God’s Heavens now and no longer in pain, in my thoughts, you’ll always remain. How lucky I was, how blessed I’ve been, you were more than my Aunt, you were also my friend. I love you always and will miss you Aunt Marlene… Jeannie

  2. My Aunt was a wonderful lady she was always taking care of us kids except when her stories came on!!! I am really going to miss her especially our phone calls. Rest In Peace I love you Debi


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