In loving memory of

Mary Ann Fisher
July 7, 1935 - November 19, 2021

Mary Ann (Petras) Fisher, 86, passed away at Humboldt County Memorial Hospital in Hospice Care, surrounded by her children on November 19, 2021 after a lengthy and courageous battle with shingles.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Laufersweiler Funeral Home. A visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mary Ann was born on July 7, 1935 to Michael and Mary (Packo) Petras in Chicago, Illinois. She moved with her family to a farm near Callender when she was 4 years old. Mary Ann graduated from Sacred Heart School in 1953 and attended Tobin Business College. Mary Ann put herself through college by working the lunch counter at Kresge's. After college Mary Ann worked at Quaker Oats in Fort Dodge until 1963 when she became a mother. Mary Ann enjoyed roller skating and met her husband, J. Robert Fisher (Bob) at the skating rink; he felt sorry for her because she was scooting around the corners and he thought she was tiny and adorable. Mary Ann and Bob were married July 11, 1959 at Sacred Heart Church and they made their home east of Badger until November 1967 when they moved to the family farm south of Humboldt. When they had the opportunity to purchase the family farm, Mary Ann worked for Crest Pac in Humboldt for two years. She was a devoted farm wife and mother and was well known for her culinary, gardening and canning skills. Mary Ann's home cooked meals were served to many. Anyone working at the farm was served a delicious meal accompanied by side dishes and dessert. There were always cookies, bars, cakes or cinnamon rolls. No one left the farm hungry. Mary Ann loved her cats, especially her latest pet, Kitty. She also loved growing house plants. Sadly, Mary Ann lost her husband in February 1996, but she continued to live on the farm taking pride in the farming operation, her children, and enjoying her grandchildren. Mary Ann is survived by her children, Julie (Dave) Larsen, Rutland; Ed (Nicole) Fisher, Peosta; Steve (Christina) Fisher, Humboldt; Grandchildren: Kyrah Larsen (Dylan Berte), Carson Fisher, Olivia Fisher, Luanna Fisher, Jackie (Malcolm) Boyd and brother, Jerry (Ranae) Petras, Fruitland, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her brother, Phillip, her parents, and husband. Mary Ann will be deeply missed by her children and grandchildren. Mary Ann will be buried at Corpus Christi Cemetery in Fort Dodge.

Mom Quotes:
"Don't you like my cooking?"
"Is that all you're going to eat?"
"I've had the food in the stove for 2 hours, when are you coming in to eat?"
"I made peas & potatoes."
"You need to eat something else besides sweet corn."
"I'm going to Fareway."
"I need a red pepper."
"I made a tuna noodle casserole. I thought I'd just let you know."
"Will you go to the garden and get me a tomato?"
"The garden needs weeding."
"There's lots of strawberries to pick"
"I made mashed potatoes and rolls for Carson."
"Can't you drive any faster? Why are you going so slow?"
"Kitty needs more food."
"I don't know where Stevie is."
"Eddie's coming home!!!!!! You have to go the store. You have to get some chicken."
"Julie, can you make me a key lime pie? And potato salad."
Julie & Steve: "Mom! You didn't answer your phone. Where were you? You scared me." Mom: "I went to town to go to Walmart."


Lorence Bobinet wrote on Nov 25, 2021:

"A wonderfully person an incredible cook was always good to me my thaught now is heaven will be a nicer place with her presence there .. for Steve Eddie and Julie I'm so sorry for your loss "

Vickie wrote on Nov 23, 2021:

"God?s peace be with the Fisher families ??"

Pam mccaffery wrote on Nov 22, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss! She sounded like a really careing and loving lady. Pam McCaffery"

Brenda Brunner Wooten wrote on Nov 21, 2021:

"Julie, Eddie and Stevie (I still think of you boys as little bothers, I mean brothers), words are hard to come by to express how very sorry I am for your loss. Your mom was such a sweet and kind person and I thought of her as a second mom to me. I have so many wonderful memories of spending time with your family on the farm and all the delicious meals your mom made. May all your precious memories give you comfort in the days, weeks and months ahead as you learn how to navigate life without your beloved mom. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Brenda "

Linda P wrote on Nov 21, 2021:

"Mary Ann was such a wonderful woman. Whenever I visited Julie and her brothers, we always visited her mom at the farm several times. Several trips to Iowa I stayed at the family farm and enjoyed her cooking. I called her my Iowa mom for nearly 40 years. I will miss her dearly. My heart felt condolences to Julie, Ed, Steve and their spouses. Linda (Lawrence) Popovac, Jaffrey, NH "

Marj Williams-Bensley wrote on Nov 21, 2021:

"Julie, Ed and Steve. I can?t tell you how much your mom meant to me. She was such a good wife, mother and all around good person. I remember waking up to these wonderful smells coming from your kitchen-usually fresh cinnamon rolls! Walking beans with y?all and coming inside for lunch to smell even more wonderful smells. My heart goes out to each of you. Hugs and prayers for peace and comfort to sustain you. "