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Bette E. Fischer

January 1, 2019

Bette E. Fischer, 90, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away peacefully on January 1, 2019 at Hawkeye Care Center with family by her side.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019 at St. Raphael Cathedral with Msgr. Thomas Toale officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. No public visitation will be held, private family visitation will be at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory.

Bette was born on August 13, 1928 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of John and Mathilda (Welter) Leicht.

She married Louis Fischer Jr. on July 26, 1947 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on July 27, 2009.

She enjoyed a good game of Euchre, quilting, jigsaw puzzles, reading and playing games with the grandchildren. 

Bette was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and she will be dearly missed by many.

She is survived by her five children, Lynn (Bob) Miller, Louis (Teresa) Fischer, John (Cess) Fischer, Caroline (Tim) Kieler, Mark (Leslie) Fischer. Grandchildren; David (Elena), Tom (Ellen) and Danny (Brittany) Miller, Louis (Carolyn), Ben and Gretchen Fischer, Emily (Dan) Kearney, Nick (Stacy), Lee (Miranda) and Will Kieler, Kate and Ally Fischer. Great grandchildren, Luke, Cole, Sophie, Grace, Gage, Violet, Freya, Joe, Viv, Sam, Bryn and Lou. Brother-in-law Bob (Betty) Fischer, sister-in-law Mary Sandmore along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws Louis and Germaine Fischer; siblings, Lucille (Carter) Matthewson, Mary (Warner) Untersee, John (Sis) Leicht and Bernice (Bob) Wiezorek; one great grandson Wyatt Kieler.

Memorials in Bette’s name may be sent to Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road.

The family wishes to thank Hawkeye Care Center and Hospice of Dubuque for all the wonderful care they gave to Bette.

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