Lila Fisher, 99, Albert Lea

Published 8:52 am Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The funeral service for Lila E. Fisher of Albert Lea, will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Dan Baker will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea and one hour before the service at the church.

Lila died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Center in Albert Lea. She was 99 years old.


Lila was born April 9, 1911, at Hartington, Neb., to Nels and Matilda “Tillie” Nelson. She attended country school. Lila has lived at Des Moines, Iowa, Ottumwa, Iowa, and moved to Albert Lea in 1944. Lila married Vern Fisher on Dec. 23, 1939. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church. Lila worked at Bricelyn for a canning company, Land-o-Lakes and Wilson and Company for 25 years, retiring in 1976. Lila enjoyed playing the piano, walking, gardening, listening to the radio, music, cooking and baking. She especially enjoyed baking apple pies and having picnics by the lake. Lila had a strong faith. She liked helping others and being with her family. She would always bring her hammock to all family gatherings Lila was always telling people to enjoy life and have fun.

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Lila is survived by her daughter: Karen L. Davis of Albert Lea, and son, Gary Fisher and his wife Judy of Albert Lea; brother, Milburn Nelson and his wife Phyllis of Albert Lea; sisters-in-law: Helen Nelson of Albert Lea and Erma Nelson of Conger, as well as 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Lila was preceded in death by her parents: Nels and Matilda “Tillie” Nelson; husband, Vern Fisher; daughter, Darlene Butenhoff; brothers, Chester Nelson and Russell Nelson; sister, Pearl Fisher; grand daughters, Nicole Fisher and Darla Davis.