Butler County Times Gazette
  • Obituary: Nellie M. Fisher

  • Nellie Mae (Waetzig) Fisher, 86, Augusta, passed away, Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
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  • Nellie Mae (Waetzig) Fisher, 86, homemaker, of Augusta, passed away, Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
    Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013, at Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at Shawnee Center Cemetery in Wakarusa, Kan.
    Nellie was born Jan. 8, 1927, to Alfred Edward and Emma June (Purdy) Waetzig in Carbondale, Kan. She graduated from Carbondale High School in 1946 and married Carl Allen Fisher on March 16, 1947, also in Carbondale.
    She was a lifelong supporter of Boy and Girl Scouts. An active member of Pilgrim Congregational Church, teaching Sunday School and a Women's Fellowship member.
    Survivors include: sons, Marc (Anne) Fisher of Topeka, Craig Fisher of Broken Arrow, Okla.; daughters, Nancy (Larry) Lang of Overbrook, Kan., and Jeanne (Jerry) Mehl of El Dorado; a brother, Chuck (Mona) Waetzig of Carbondale; sisters, Florence Lincoln of Carbondale, Barbara Heath of Topeka, Alice Lee Bernhardt of Carbondale, Virginia Downs, June (Jerry) Onnen, Peggy Owens, all of Topeka and Carol (Dick) Ashwill of Carbondale; sister-in-law, Geraldine Urich of Carbondale; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; spouse; three brothers and four sisters.
    Memorials have been established with the American Lung Association or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice both in care of Dunsford Funeral Home.
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