PIERCE COUNTY LEADER; Pierce, Nebraska; Thursday, January 27, 1949
A. FISCHER LAID AT REST
Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda Fischer, 72, who passed away Sunday, January 16, were conducted Friday afternoon at 2:00 at Zion Lutheran church. Rev. C.M. Steging was in charge of the alter service and Rev. M.F. Scheips of Norfolk delivered the sermon.
Beautiful floral tributes were banked about the casket and many memorial wreaths were given in memory of Mrs. Fischer. Rev. Scheips based his comforting words on the text found in Genesis 149, 18, "I have waited for Thy salvation, O Lord". The words were also the name of a German prayer book which Mrs. Fischer had used during her life and which had been used by her mother before her. It had been a source of comfort and hope to her and she read it daily along with her Bible and hymn book. Mrs. Fischer was a lifelong Christian and a person who enjoyed helping others less fortunate than herself. She often took young folks and children into her home and fed and clothed them. She was always ready to help a sick neighbor and friend and spent many long hours sitting at the bedside of sick friends. She gave generously of her worldly goods to charitable institutions and missions supported by her church. Hymns sung by the congregation included, "Be Still, My Soul" and "O, Sacred Head, Now Wounded".
Burial took place in the Lutheran cemetery east of pierce with the following serving as pallbearers, Fred Trampe, Wm. Woochman, George Buckendahl, Carl Schulz, E.G. Schellpeper and Edw. Fullner.
Mrs. Fischer, who had been in failing health, slipped and fell at her home on Saturday morning and was taken to the hospital in Norfolk, where she passed away Sunday noon at the age of 72 years, 6 months and 5 days.
Amanda Korth was born July 11, 1876, on a farm northeast of Pierce, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Korth, pioneer settlers of Pierce county. She had spent her entire life in this community and was early baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
She was married on March 26, 1894 to Ernest Fischer at St. John's Lutheran church east of Pierce. To this union two children were born, Nora and William. Mr. and Mrs. Fischer observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary quietly at their home in Pierce on March 26, 1944, as at that time Mr. Fischer was in failing health.
He passed away less than a year later on February 15, 1945. Nora passed away in 1916.
She leaves to mourn her passing one son, William and her daughter-in-law of Salem, Oregion, and three grandchildren, Mrs. Lois George, Vancouver, B.C., Canada; Norma and Hillman, also of Salem, Ore. Also surviving are three brothers, Robert Korth, McLean; Ernest Korth, Madison, and William Korth of Pierce and one sister Mrs. Emil Scheer of Pierce and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Present from out-of-town for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. William Fischer, Salem, Ore.; the Rev. and Mrs. M.F. Scheips, Norfolk; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Koehler, Robert Korth, Mr. and Mrs. Louie Schnoor all of McLean. Road and weather conditions prevent many coming for a distance.