Josephine “Jo” Fischer

NEW ULM – Josephine “Jo” Fischer, 90, of New Ulm, died Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 9 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30-10 a.m. Thursday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. The Christian Mothers will pray the rosary at 4 p.m. at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on Wednesday. To sign the guest book or to leave an online condolence for the family go to

Jo is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Pam Fischer of Roseville and grandchildren, Collette and Kale Fischer; sister Ann Sietsema of Renville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferdinand, in 1986, and son Frank Fischer; parents; sisters, Dorothy Fidler, Margaret Maroney of St. Paul, Agnes Maney of New Ulm; and brother, Francis Maney of Lucan.

Josephine Katherine Maney was born March 11, 1923 in Lucan to Martin and Mary (Reed) Maney. On June 11, 1952 she was united in marriage to Ferdinand E. Fischer at Our Lady of Victory in Lucan, MN. She graduated from Milroy High School and the College of St. Catherine – St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, where she was a member of the Army Nurse Cadet Corps. She was employed at Loretto and Sioux Valley Hospitals in New Ulm, primarily in the surgery and emergency departments. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, walking, visiting, and her grandchildren. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and The Christian Mothers.

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