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Fischer Obituaries and Death Notices

Collection of various obituaries and death notices of Fischer relatives published in Florida newspapers submitted by Tena Ondeck.

SUSIE BELL FISCHER: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Susie Bell Fischer, 84, Hempel Avenue, Gotha, FL, died Wednesday, March 13. She was born in Oxford, FL and in her early years moved to Orlando. As a teen, she moved to Gotha, married Hans “Jeff” Fischer, was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Gotha. For the remainder of her life, she was a resident of Gotha, FL. She is survived by her son, John Fischer, daughter-in-law, Debbie Fischer, many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 19 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM in the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Foust officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made to Zion Lutheran Church, PO Box 665, Gotha, FL 34734 in memory of Mrs. Fischer. WOODLAWN MEMORIAL PARK & FUNERAL HOME. 407-293-1361.
Published in the Orlando Sentinel on March 17, 2002

Deceased Name: SUSIE BELL FISCHER
SUSIE BELL FISCHER, 84, Hempel Avenue, Gotha, died Wednesday, March 13, of a stroke. Mrs. Fischer was a homemaker. She was born in Oxford. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Survivors: son, John, Gotha. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Orlando.Edition: METRO, Page: B4
Published in the Orlando Sentinel on March 17, 2002

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) – December 23, 1987
Deceased Name: GEORGE HENRY FISCHER
GEORGE HENRY FISCHER, 83, Raleigh, N.C., died Saturday. He was born in Beaumont, Texas. He was a retired farmer. Survivors: wife, Dorothy, Aurora, N.C.; daughter, Louise Meador, Orlando; son, Everette, Windermere; stepson, Max F. Thompson Jr., Raleigh; sisters, Aletha Ferragute, Windermere, Irene Roth, Delray Beach, Ernestine Weis, Winter Haven, Merriel Harrison, Orlando; brother, Olin, Windermere; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh.Edition: 3 STAR Page: D6

WEIS: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Tampa Tribune, The (FL) – March 3, 1999, Deceased Name: WEIS
WEIS, Ernestine M., 98, of Winter Haven died Monday. Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven.Edition: FINAL,Page: 11

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) – June 13, 1985
Ed E. Fischer, 78, 5000 Cleveland Ave., Orlando, died Tuesday. Born in Beaumont, Texas, he moved to Orlando from Illinois in 1920. He was a citrus grower and a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Survivors: wife, Beulah May; son, Ernest, Winter Garden; daughter, Mary Frances Howard, Windermere; brothers, George, Aurora, N.C., Olin Sr., Windermere; sisters, Ernestine Wies, Winter Haven, Irene Roth, Delray Beach, Terry Ferraguto, Windermere, Merriel Harrison, Orlando; four grandsons. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Orlando.Edition: 3 STAR, Page: D10

Miami Herald, The (FL) – December 7, 1990
Thieme, Martin N., 91, of Delray Beach, died Thursday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Delray Beach. Scobee-Ireland-Potter Funeral Home, Delray Beach.Edition: PLM BCH, Page: 8B

MARY ANN FISCHER: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) – October 19, 1993
MARY ANN FISCHER, 82, North Magnolia Avenue, Windermere, died Sunday, Oct. 17. Mrs. Fischer was a homemaker and citrus grower. Born in Gotha, she was a lifelong Central Florida resident. A member of Trinity Lutheran Church, she also belonged to Lutheran Womens Missionary League and was a former Sunday School teacher. Survivors: daughter, Mary Frances Howard, Windermere; son, Ernest Michael, Cottondale; four grandchildren. Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Orlando.Edition: 3 STAR, Page: B4

MARTIN ‘THE BEE MAN’ THIEME, DELRAY PIONEER: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice,Palm Beach Post, The (FL) – December 7, 1990
MARTIN ‘THE BEE MAN’ THIEME, DELRAY PIONEER
Martin “The Bee man” Thieme, one of the city’s pioneers and a beekeeper for 60 years, died Thursday at Bethesda Memorial Hospital. He was 91.
Mr. Thieme, who moved to Florida from Nebraska with his family at the turn of the century and settled in Delray Beach in 1911, was a house painter by trade. But he earned local fame through his hobby of tending beehives in his yard at 264 N.E. 14th St.
Like most everyone, Mr. Thieme was afraid of bees as a child. But during the Great Depression, he began saving money for his first marriage in 1933 by selling honey for 20 cents a gallon to Miami stores. What started as a way to pay rent became a lifelong labor of love.

When Mr. Thieme died he was keeping a few bee colonies, but in the 1940s he had about 165 colonies producing honey. People knew Mr. Thieme was coming when they saw his truck with a bee on top and a sign that read “The Honey Man.”
“He had those bees for years,” said his 93-year-old sister, Beata Engles, of Oviedo. “He had some wonderful fruit in his yard, pineapples and mangoes and such.”

Mr. Thieme was a member of the Palm Beach County Beekeepers Association and was also active in the Delray Beach Historical Society, Trinity Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Layman’s League. “He was very well-liked and trusted,” Engles said. “Everyone wanted him to paint their house. He always was kidding with people, too. When you were sick he used to say ‘I bet you got citrus canker.’ ”

Engles, who had not been able to visit her brother in the hospital, said she had sent him a letter a few days before he died.
I told him ‘What are you trying to do? Get to heaven before I do?’ ” Engles said. “I know he’s going to heaven. He was a very good man.” Edition: FINAL, Page: 7B

ROTH, Theodore F.: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Miami Herald, The (FL) – September 14, 1983
Deceased Name: ROTH, Theodore F.
ROTH, Theodore F., 71, of 10 Lake Ct., Delray Beach, died Monday. Services 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Delray Beach. Scobee-Ireland-Potter Funeral Home, Delray Beach.Edition: PALM BEACH, Page: 5PB

Roth, Irene Laurine: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – October 22, 2000
Deceased Name: Roth, Irene Laurine
Roth, Irene Laurine, 89 of Delray Beach, FL died on October 19, 2000.*Edition: Broward Metro,Page: 7B

IRENE LAURINE ROTH
Mrs. Roth, age 89, of Delray Beach died Thursday morning, October 19, 2000. She had been a resident of Delray Beach since the 1930’s coming from Ocoee, FL where she attended both elementary and high school. Mrs. Roth was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W., and a past member of the Citizenship Group of Delray Beach. She also enjoyed playing golf.

She is survived by two sons, Richard Roth of Orlando and Wayne Roth of Jenks, OK; one grandson, Shawn Roth, Orlando; two granddaughters, Kelly Roth of Grand Junction, CO and Courtney Roth of Houston, TX; one great grandson, Chance, of Grand Junction, CO; one brother, Olin Fischer of Windemere, FL; two nieces, Sophia Bauer of Fort Lauderdale and Ruth Rieder of Orlando. Numerous nieces and nephews and a host of special friends. Friends may call at SCOBEE-IRELAND-POTTER FUNERAL HOME, 300 N.E. Fifth Ave., Delray Beach from 6-8 pm on Monday. A Funeral Service will be held 2 pm, Tuesday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Delray Beach. Interment will follow in Delray Beach Memorial Park. Those who wish may make contributions to the Alzheimers Association in her memory. SCOBEE-IRELAND-POTTER FUNERAL HOME Edition: FINAL.Page: 4B

ALETHA “TEDDY” FERRAGUTO: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) – December 16, 1995
Deceased Name: ALETHA ”TEDDY” FERRAGUTO
80, Oakdale Street, Windermere, died Friday, Dec. 15. Mrs. Ferraguto was a homemaker. Born in Ruma, Ill., she moved to Central Florida in 1919. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, West Orange Country Club, Bridge Club. Survivors: husband, Leo H.; brother, Olin Fischer, Windermere; sisters, Ernestine Weis, Winter Haven, Irene Roth, Delray Beach, Merriel Harrison, Orlando. Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Orlando.Edition: METRO, Page: D4

MERRIEL FISCHER HARRISON: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) – May 13, 1996
Deceased Name: MERRIEL FISCHER HARRISON
73, Palm Lake Drive, Orlando, died Sunday, May 12. Mrs. Harrison was a retired waitress. Born in Gotha, she was a lifelong Central Florida resident. She was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church. Survivors: daughter, Ruthie H. Rieder, Orlando; son, Pete, Orlando; brothers, Olin Fischer, Leo Ferraguto, both of Windermere; sisters, Ernie Weiss, Winter Haven, Irene Roth, Delray, Sue Fischer, Gotha, Ginny Fischer, Windermere; four granddaughters. Woodlawn Funer al Home and Memorial Park, Orlando.Edition: METRO, Page: C4

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) – December 8, 1989
Deceased Name: RUDOLPH O. MACH
RUDOLPH O. MACH, 81, Route 1, Wellborn, died Friday. He was born in Orlando. Survivors: wife, Eola; daughter, Eileen Fussell, Wellborn; brother, Roscoe, Crystal River; sister, Mary Fischer, Windermere; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Sherrill-Guerry Funeral Home, Lake City.Edition: 3 STAR,Page: D18

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