Joanne K. Askeland Fisher

Death:Thursday, September 27, 2012
Ogle Co, Illinois

Joanne K. Fisher, 67, of Rochelle, IL, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at Serenity Hospice in Oregon, IL, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Oct. 10, 1944 in Rochelle, to Eneval and Jeanette (Winterton) Askeland. Joanne graduated from Rochelle Township High School in 1962 and worked for Del Monte early in her career. She married Doug Fisher on Aug. 27, 1983 in Rochelle and together they created and ran a successful consulting business for many years. Joanne was a lifelong member of Faith Lutheran Church and gave her time and talents selflessly. She spent many hours playing clarinet for the Rochelle Municipal Band in the summer and was an avid quilter, baker and gardner. Joanne attended many events at Rochelle Township High School and was a loving friend and mentor to some of the students.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Eneval and Jeanette Askeland. Survivors include her loving husband: Doug of Rochelle; brother: Jerry (Linda) Askeland of Mt. Prospect, IL; stepson: Mike (Laura) Fisher of Birmingham, AL; step-grandchildren: Daily and Isabel Fisher; nephews: Tim (Sue) Askeland and Chris (Christine) Askeland; niece: Lisa (Mark) Mansuetti; great nephews: Kyle and Cooper and 2 great nieces: Jenna and Claire.

Services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Rochelle, on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Steve Dow. Visitation at Unger-Horner Funeral Home in Rochelle on Sunday, Sept. 30th from 2 to 6 PM. Burial is at St. Patrick Cemetery in Rochelle. Memorials to Faith Lutheran Church or to Serenity Hospice and Home.

Source: Mortuary obit

The information on this site may be used in personal family history research, with source citation. The pages in entirety may not be duplicated for publication in any fashion without the permission of the owner. Commercial use of any material on this site is not permitted.