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Roger J. Fischer, 89

August 5, 2016
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Roger James Fischer, 89, of Clutier, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at his home in Clutier under the care of his family and Cedar Valley Hospice. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 10:30 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with Father Charles Fladung and Deacon Joe Behounek officiating. Interment will follow at National Cemetery in rural Vining. Visitation will be held Monday, August 1, 2016 from 5-7 PM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama.

Roger was born on August 25, 1926 in Clutier, Iowa, the son of Alfred and Albina (Kostlan) Fischer.

He graduated in 1944 from Clutier High School and then attended The University of Iowa.

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On August 25, 1951, he was united in marriage to Mary Theresa O'Brien at St. Matthew's Rectory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Roger was a former officer at the Clutier State Bank retiring in 1989 after forty two years of service. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Clutier until it closed and then St. Joseph Catholic Church in Chelsea. Roger was a former Mayor of Clutier for over twenty years. After retirement, Roger and Mary Theresa spent their winters in Arizona. They enjoyed traveling and camping with family, visiting all fifty states. They loved to dance to Big Band music with a special group of friends.

Survivors include his wife of sixty four years, Mary Theresa of Clutier; three children, Loren (Laura) Fischer of Dubuque, Lynne (Doug) Glandon of Sigourney, and Laura (Paul) Ernst of St. Paul, MN; two grandchildren, Chris (Amy) Glandon, and Jennifer (Jeff) Martin; four great-grandchildren, Nathan and Katelyn Glandon, and Chase and Alexis Martin.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice, 2101 Kimball Ave., #401, Waterloo, IA 50702 or *



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