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Dorothy L. Fisch


Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Dorothy L. Fisch

Dorothy Louise (Burns) Fisch, age 88, of Rochester, MN passed away February 21, 2013 at Shorewood Retirement Community in Rochester.

She was born November 5, 1924 in Walsenburg, Colorado, the daughter of Joseph Bryan & Esther (Wausau) Burns. Dorothy graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in speech pathology and was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She married Dr. Herbert M. Fisch Jr. on April 9, 1947 and he preceded her in death in 2004. She worked in the Austin Public Schools speech correction department, and then as office manager in her husband’s Veterinary Clinic after their marriage. They lived in Spring Valley during all of their married life. Dorothy had several stories and poems published in several magazines, and in addition to writing, she enjoyed doll restoration, rock geology, gardening, and caring for animals.

She is survived by one son, Matt (Karol) Fisch of Rochester and 2 granddaughters Kelsie and Kassandra both of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister.

Private family services are planned for a later date with burial of her cremated remains to take place in Calvary Cemetery in Austin. Memorials appreciated to Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s research unit.

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