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Katherine Dorothy Fischmer, 91, Batesville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at St. Andrews Health Campus.
The daughter of Robert A. and Hilda Augusta (Kops) Shultz was born June 16, 1925. Katherine married Oscar Fischmer April 20, 1946, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Crossroads. Together they raised five children and ran the local Fischmer's Floral Shoppe in Batesville. Oscar passed away April 16, 2010.
The homemaker volunteered for many of her children's activities throughout the years. She was a den mother for Cub Scouts, on the PTA for the Westwood Elementary School and a playground attendant. She served as a Girl Scout Leader and Rainbow Girls Mother Advisor as well. Katherine was a former member of the Phi Beta Psi Sorority. Many people remember her for her singing, as she was in the St. Marks Choir for 50 years and sang as a soloist for many funerals and weddings throughout the years. The St. Mark Lutheran Church member was also a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 348. Katherine loved the Cincinnati Reds and was a huge fan. Late in life Katherine moved to St. Andrews Health Campus where she made many new friends and developed a good rapport with the staff.
She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Diana (Bill) Baum; her four sons, David (Wauneta) Fischmer, Dan (Nancy) Fischmer, Devin Fischmer and Dale (Julie) Fischmer; along with seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Caroline Johnson.
Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 16, from 4-8 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Eastern Star services will be held Friday evening. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Batesville, with the Rev. Jill Kepler-Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mark Lutheran Church Cemetery, Batesville.
Memorials may be given to the St. Marks Church Cemetery Fund, but flowers would be appreciated. Online condolences can be made at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.
Published on September 14, 2016
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