1890 - 1963
Mrs. Geo. M. (Adelia Bandelin) Fischer
Known for Kind Deeds
Mrs. George M. Fischer, 72 of 606 South Ninth Street, one of Watertown‘s most widely known and respected residents died at St. Mary’s Hospital at 6 a.m. today.
Mrs. Fischer had suffered a fall on Feb. 3 and was hospitalized for three and one-half weeks. She was then able to return home and two weeks ago again entered the hospital. She was responding well to treatment but several days ago a decided change set in and death came peacefully this morning in her sleep.
Mrs. Fischer was the former Adelia L. Bandelin. She was born in Watertown Aug. 10, 1890, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Bandelin, pioneer residents of Watertown.
Mrs. Fischer was married to George M. Fischer of the Charles Fischer and Sons Co. department store family and they would have marked their 48th wedding anniversary on April 8.
Husband, Daughter Survive
Mrs. Fischer is survived by her husband, a daughter, Margaret Jane, who is Mrs. Wallace Zimmermann of Delavan; two granddaughters, Sarah Jane and Gail Ann, one niece, Etta, who is Mrs. Leo L. Barfknecht of Lake Mills and who made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Fischer from her ninth year until her marriage and who remained very close to them through the years.
Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. August Passet, Berkeley, Calif., and one brother, Frank C. Bandelin, Wauwatosa. There are also several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Watertown Moravian Church with the Rev. Thorlief Harben officiating.
Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs George Fischer, Watertown Centennial Tea, 1954