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Violet Ann (Pleterski) Fischer

May 3, 1926 ~ August 4, 2019 (age 93)

Violet Ann Fischer, 93, of Staunton, Ill., died Sunday, August 4, 2019, at 11:10 a.m. at Heritage Health in Staunton.  She was born May 3, 1926, in Staunton, the daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Klauzer) Pleterski.  She married William H. (Bill) Fischer on February 18, 1946 at St. Michael’s Catholic church in Staunton.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1990.

     She attended the North School and graduated from the Staunton High School with the class of 1944.  Following graduation, Vi worked for three years in Chicago returning to Staunton in about 1950 to raise her family.  She graduated from the Kitzmiller Beauty School in 1971 and operated Vi’s Beauty Salon in this city for many years.  She took advanced cosmetology classes at Normal and Carbondale, Ill.  She was very active in the state Cosmetology Association.  Later, she worked as a tour guide for Golden Frontier tours of Belleville where she got to extend her own love of seeing new places.  Her travels took her to Canada, Mexico, across Europe, all the way from Ireland to Turkey, Russia, China, Australia and New Zealand.   She was a past-president of the Staunton Junior Service club and the Staunton Band Parents Assoc.

     Survivors include two sons, Rick (Kathy Mosser) Fischer of Germantown, Tenn., Scott (Laurie Moore) Fischer of Staunton; four grandchildren, Kristen York, Robyn Gourley, Ryan and Andrew Fischer; two step-grandchildren, Stephanie Yingling and Courtney  Darrah; and eight great-grandchildren.  Vi was preceded in death by her son, Tim, her two brothers, Frank and Carl Pleterski and her dear friend Lamoine Gehner.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton with Father George Radosevich officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday morning from 9 to 11 a.m.  Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton. 

Memorials are suggested to the St. Michael’s Church stained glass window fund. 


Donations may be made to:

St. Michael's Catholic Church - Stained Glass Window Fund
428 E. North St., Staunton IL 62088


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