Evelyn E. Fisher, 95, formerly of NilesPublished 8:15pm Sunday, November 3, 2013
March 16, 1918 — October 30, 2013
Evelyn E. Fisher, age 95 years, formerly of Niles, died at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at the Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Ga. following a brief illness.
She was born on March 16, 1918 in South Bend, Ind. to Lawrence and Cuba (Stanton) Burch. She was graduated from Tyner (Indiana) High School, and moved to a home on the Morris Farm in Niles in 1938, where she lived the rest of her life.
Evelyn was a longtime member of the North Salem Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith in Plymouth, Ind. In Niles, she was a member of the former Trinity United Methodist Church on Ironwood and its Primetimers, and has attended Wesley United Methodist Church in Niles and the Nottawa (Michigan) United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Michigan Farm Bureau, the former Centre Meeting House and the Home Economics club in the Morris neighborhood. She enjoyed tending her vegetable and flower gardens, and traveling throughout the United States and Canada.
On Nov. 26, 1938 at the North Salem Church she married Harvey L. Fisher, Jr. with whom she celebrated the 42nd anniversary of their wedding prior to his death on Aug. 25, 1981. She was also preceded in death by brothers Norman, Vernon and Warren Burch, and sisters Lois Fritz and Velma Parrish.
Surviving family include her sons, Henry (Clara) Fisher of Lawrenceville, Georgia and Glenn (Victoria) Fisher of Sturgis, Mich.; grandchildren Randall (Toni) Fisher, Kendall (Kelli) Fisher, Dale Harvey (Nichole) Fisher and Christopher Glenn (Estella Ortez) Fisher; great-grandchildren Ruthanne, Joybeth, Marylynne, Harrison, Anderson, Arwen, Maylen Griffin, Glenn Dale II, Aiyana and an honorary great-grandchild, Abigale. Also surviving are Evelyn’s brothers and sister, Roy (Joyce) Burch of Glendale, Ariz., Larry Burch of Rochester, Ind., Martha Ullrey of Fla. and Ernest Burch of Memphis, Tenn.; many nieces and nephews and a special friend, Jerry Stults.
The funeral service for Evelyn Fisher will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles with the Rev. Cathi Huvaere of Wesley United Methodist Church officiating, assisted by Pastor Alexander R. Miller of Nottawa United Methodist Church. Committal will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Contributions in memory of Evelyn may be made to donor’s choice.