Sylvia Jean Fischer was born Dec. 20, 1942, in Kingsley, the daughter of Robert Lyle and Alma (Bashaw) Rawson. She attended school at Grand Meadow, graduating in 1960. She furthered her education by attending NBT business school in Sioux City.
After college, Sylvia took a position as a secretary and worked for a brief time in Milwaukee, Wis. She returned to Sioux City to work for Postal Finance.
On March 30, 1968 Sylvia and Ronald Fischer were united in marriage at Pierson. They made their home in the Hinton area. Along with raising her family, Sylvia worked at City Mouse, Country Mouse Preschool in Hinton and volunteered her spare time at the school library.
As an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton, Sylvia participated in Ladies' Aid and served as its treasurer. She also belonged to Altar Guild, quilting circle and helped with Vacation Bible School.
One of her most memorable moments was a mission trip where she and Ron traveled to Peru. She also enjoyed the time spent at their cabin in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Ron; a daughter, Kelley Fischer; a son, Kevin Fischer and his fiancÚ, NaTausha, all of Hinton; a daughter and her husband, Katie and Ben Underberg, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; grandchildren, Eliana, Alyssa, Gabriella, Erika and Talan (son of NaTausha); mother-in-law Lydia Fischer of Hinton; her siblings, Dorothy Ann and Dale Nachazel of Bowie, Md., Jack Rawson and his special friend, Kathy Kindig, of Pierson, Jerry Rawson and his fiance, Connie Junck, of Kingsley, Mary Lou Rawson of Talent, Ore., Bonnie and Bob Frederickson of Pahrump, Nev., Roberta and Mike Feriancek of Prior Lake, Minn., Margaret Rawson of Minneapolis, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law, William; brother-in-law, Dale; sister-in-law, Lorraine; and a nephew, Scott.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton. The Rev. Steven Stoll will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today (Monday), at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 5-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral service on Tuesday.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com
Memorials in Sylvia's name may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or Hospice of Siouxland.