Heaven gained the most beautiful flower, Dorothy Marie Fisher; she joined her family in heaven on Dec. 3, 2016 at the age of 86. Dorothy was born Aug. 9, 1930, on a farm west of Rulo, one of 10 children born to the late Antone and Dora (Schulenberg) Gerweck.  

She attended the Red Brick School in Rulo and later graduated from Falls City High School with the Class of 1947.

On May 4, 1949, Dorothy was united in marriage to Lester Fisher at Immaculate Conception Church in Rulo. She lived her married life on the farm west of Rulo where they farmed and raised livestock. Lester passed away on Aug. 21, 1986. After his death, Dorothy moved to Falls City in 1989.

She worked at the Mini Mall for five years and retired in 1992. She then spent her time tending her beautiful flower garden for which she won Yard of the Week. Dorothy was an extremely gifted seamstress, gardener and crafter. She enjoyed spending her time with her family and watching the grandkids play baseball.

Dorothy was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Falls City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lester Fisher; brothers, Vernon, Leslie, Dale, Jerry and Leonard Gerweck; and sisters, Donna Faller, Marjorie Wittrock, Gertrude Gatz and Jeanne Gerweck.  

Dorothy is survived by her son, Gary (Margaret) Fisher, of Rulo; daughters, Kathy Mumm of Rulo, and Pat (Dave) Bauman, of Verdon; grandchildren, Gary (Staci) Fisher, of Wilber, Angela Coonce, Jennifer Mumm and Jason (Tiffin) Bauman, all of Falls City, and Brian Bauman, of Lincoln; great-grandchildren, Christopher and Wyatt Coonce, Karsen Fisher and Jessica Sells; step-great-grandchildren, Trayce Stutheit, Arielle Young, Justin Coonce; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A private family graveside inurnment will be held at a later date at the Falls City Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be given to the Falls City Recreational Fund or to Richardson County Cancer Fund.

Hall Funeral Chapel, of Falls City, is in charge of arrangements.

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