Obituary: Dorothy Fischer


Dorothy Adeline Fischer, age 99, of Eldridge, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at Grand Haven Retirement Community in Eldridge.  A private family burial will take place in Maysville Cemetery, Maysville. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 21, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Davenport.  Memorial donations may be made to Good Samaritan Center in Davenport or Grand Haven Retirement Community in Eldridge.  Online condolences may be left at

Dorothy was born in rural Dixon, on Feb. 23, 1920, the daughter of Helmuth and Adeline (Meyer) Rock.  Dorothy attended Davenport High School, graduating with the Class of 1937.   Dorothy married Allan R. Fischer on Sept. 16, 1944, in rural Dixon.  Allan passed away on Oct. 7, 2008.

Dorothy worked as a legal secretary for several years.  She also worked as a bookkeeper for Good Samaritan Center in Davenport.  Dorothy was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Davenport.  She also served as a 4-H Leader and continued volunteering at her church and at Good Samaritan.  Dorothy enjoyed gardening, quilting, cooking, scrapbooking, and playing cards, especially Kings in the Corner and 500.

Dorothy will be dearly missed by her daughter, Carol (Merrill) Davis of Davenport, her sons, Wayne (Vicki) Fischer of Sedona, Ariz., and Dale (Julianne) Fischer of Maysville; six grandchildren, Neal Fischer, Carter (Holly) Davis, Colin (Kirsten) Davis, Molly Davis, Erin and Emily Fischer; seven great-grandchildren; Hannah, Caleb, Chloe, Haven, Nile, Luke and Ella; and one sister, Mary Puls of Battle Creek, Mich.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Allan; one son, Gary Fischer; two brothers, Loraine and Allen Rock; and two sisters, Frances Engel and Ruth Erickson.


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