Betty Jane Fischer, 88, passed away on Saturday, September 23

Betty Jane Fischer, 88, of Benton Harbor, went to meet her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, Saturday, September 23, 2017. 

A Celebration of Life Eternal will be held 10:00 A.M. Wednesday at Blue Roof Church, 3084 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Dan Miller & Rev. Hans Frank officiating. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma.  Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph.  Memorials may be made to Blue Roof Church or Caring Circle Hospice.  Those wishing to sign Betty’s Memory Book online may do so at   

Betty was born June 7, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to Nick & Rose (Scharf) Lesch. The family moved to the Benton Harbor area where Betty graduated from Benton Harbor High School, Class of 1948.  On October 28, 1950, she married Harold Fischer in Benton Harbor.  Betty worked for the Fidelity Company in Benton Harbor before starting her family. Later she worked for Helaine’s in downtown Benton Harbor before starting her career as a secretary for the Benton Harbor Area Schools, retiring after 17 ½ years.  Betty was a member of the Blue Roof Church where she was active in Women’s Ministries and with the Mission’s Board.  She was a volunteer for many years at Lakeland Hospital and in her free time, Betty enjoyed cooking, baking, reading & writing poetry. 

Betty is survived by her husband Harold; twin sons-Duane (Linda) Fischer of Stevensville, Douglas (Sharon) Fischer of Coloma; grandchildren-Rachel Fischer, Karen (Joshua) Cavanaugh, Heather (Steve) Fischer-Bryant, David (Samantha) Fischer; four great-grandchildren-Ava Bryant, David Fischer, Jr., Emma Bower & Aubree Cavanaugh; and numerous nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by siblings-Helen Will, Esther Marquardt, Rose Sprecher, Nick, Charles, John & Frank Lesch.

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