Darlene I. Fischer


LAMOILLE — Darlene I. Fischer, 96 of LaMoille passed away Jan. 27, 2020 at Heritage Health, Mendota.

Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, Ohio with Rev. Gene Vincent officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rockford. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota and one hour prior to services.

Darlene was born Aug. 5, 1923 in Clarion Township to Clarence and Lydia (Bittner) Faber.

Darlene graduated from LaMoille High School 1941 and LaSalle School of Beauty Culture 1943. She worked as a beautician in Rockford for seven years and later for Reitsch Brothers Lumber & Fuel Co in Rockford.

She married Fred G. Full Oct. 7, 1950 and became a homemaker and mother.  He preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1966.  She married George Fischer on June 29, 1974 and moved back to Lee County.  He preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 1992.  She remained on the farm until moving to Heritage Manor in December 2018. Darlene’s greatest joy were her children and grandchildren and having family get togethers at the farm on Baseline Road in Lee County. She spent many happy years there. She was a true farmer at heart and enjoyed country living.

We would like to extend special thanks to Marty and Scott Bickett and their families for all their assistance in helping mom to stay on the farm in her later years. We also want to extend a heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Heritage Health, Mendota for their excellent and compassionate care in her final days especially Tanya, Missy, Alisha, Elizabeth, Madison and Jennifer also to Andrea her hospice nurse with OSF Healthcare.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Sartino (fiancée Ron Shrack), of Plainfield; son, Fred R. (Christina) Full, of Dixon; three grandsons, Nick (Michelle) Full, Trent Full and Travis Full; two step granddaughters, Sasha (Preston) Lumzy and Kaitlin Welker; five great-grandchildren, Victoria and Alexander Full, Maddox Skinner and Kinsley and Malakai Lumzy; nephew, Geoffrey Faber of Reno, Nevada; and niece, Mary Cosgrove of Denver, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands Fred Full and George Fischer, one daughter Bonnie Full in 1985, her siblings Howard Faber, Elroy Faber and Eileen Cosgrove and nephew Thomas Cosgrove.

Donations and contributions may be sent to First Lutheran Church and to OSF Hospice of St. Elizabeth’s, Ottawa in Darlene’s name.

Pallbearers will be Marty Bickett, Scott Bickett, Jacob Bickett and Evan Bickett.

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