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Christine L. "Chris" Fisher

Christine L. "Chris" Fisher

Christine Louise Fisher breathed her last breath on June 25, 2014 and was carried by angels to her loving savior Jesus Christ.

Christine was born on July 27, 1946 to Jay and Mildred (Hackbart) Jorgensen in Merrill, Wisconsin. After graduating from New Richmond High School in 1964, Christine attended UWEC and received a Bachelor’s Degree in vocal music education. While attending UWEC, Christine met Stephen Fisher. They married on February 17, 1968 and settled in Durand, Wisconsin in 1977.

Christine spent 39 years in the banking industry and in 2006 she retired as Vice President of Human Resources for M&I bank. Christine was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she was the Sunday School Director as well as a Sunday school teacher. Christine was active in the Ladies Aid and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.

Christine is survived by her husband Stephen Fisher; children: James (Heidi) Fisher of Minot, ND, Stephen (Shelly) Fisher of Dousman, WI, and Lea (Mike) Kralewski of Durand, WI; Brothers: Tom (Arlet) Jorgensen of Menomonie, WI and Dick (Terrie) Jorgensen of Eagan, MN; mother-in-law: Verda Fisher of Durand, WI and brother-in-law: James (Rhonda) Fisher of Billings, MT. Christine is also survived by eight grandchildren and many loving nieces, nephews, and family.

Christine is preceded in death by her parents Jay and Mildred Jorgensen, paternal grandparents Ole and Signe Jorgensen, maternal grandparents Charles and Johannah Hackbart, father-in-law James Fisher and nephew Joel Jorgensen.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, July 3, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Durand with Rev. Daniel Pfaffe officiating. Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Wednesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Beverly Krumm

    I am so sorry. Christine was such a sweet and caring lady and it was wonderful to reconnect with her these last few years. My sympathy to you, Steve and your family.

  2. Nancy (Irle) Refsnider

    I'm so sad to hear of the passing of Christine. I enjoyed her smile, commitment to family and friends, and her faith in the Lord. I will deeply miss her at our reunion.

  3. Sharon Newville Johnson

    I'm so sad to hear of the death of Chris. She was one of the kindest,sweetest girls every.
    Sending thoughts and prayers to her family.

  4. Cheri Bernd Dancah

    To Chris' family: I lived across the street from Christine while growing up. She was a dear friend. I kept up on her life through her mother, Mildred whom I saw frequently at functions when I returned to New Richmond. I am saddened at your loss. Heaven welcomes her home.

  5. Carol Hayhurst Neumann

    Words cannot express the shock and sadness we felt when we heard of Chirs passing. For the past several years approximately 15 of us girls from high school would gather for several days to laugh and remember our years together in New Richmond. She will be missed. Our hearts go out to the entire family.

  6. Susan Loescher

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Chris was a beautiful person and a treasured friend.

  7. Don and Val Hayden

    Steve, Lea and the Fisher family. We are sorry for you loss and will keep you in our thoughts.
    Don and Val

  8. Crystal Dow ( Sockness )

    To Steve and family: When we lived next to you years ago, Chris was always so pleasant and outgoing. I just loved how she did her yard so pretty, and always offered a cutting of a plant, to me so that I could plant one too.
    Very Very Nice Lady----she will be missed. Crystal

  9. Patti Blount

    I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Chris. Sympathy to Steve and the family. She was a lovely lady to talk to and a good neighbor.


  10. Sarah M Williamson

    I am so very surprised and sorry to learn of Chris's passing. She was always kind and thoughtful when I worked with her at Valley/M&I. Only later did I find out she was Tom's sister as well. Hugh and I are praying for hearts' ease and wonderous memories for all who love her. Your greatest consolation is knowing she is at peace with her Lord and Savior.

  11. Cheryl Alme Bysong

    Lea, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I am sorry for your loss.

  12. Scott Williams


    I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family. Scott and Suzy Williams

  13. Elaine F. Simon

    To the family of Chris:
    My daughter Diane and I met Chris at one of the LWML
    Conventions, I can't recall which one. We missed her as we thought she would be at the Pittsburgh.Pa Convention and then we heard that she was ill. She was so nice to know and hoped to know her better, but now we will have to wait until we see her in Heaven. You have all our sympathy.
    Elaine and Diane Simon

  14. Tom Garvin

    My thoughts and prayers for your entire family during this time. May God bless you all.

  15. Rodney and Patricia Hurlburt and Family

    I was very sad to read about Chris. I just heard about her illness...... Love,Hugs and Prayers are being sent your way and God give you the strength in the days ahead. Peace be with your Family. Chris will be missed by alot of friends.

  16. Edith & Gary Ruff

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad time. May special memories give you comfort and peace. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Edith and Gary Ruff

  17. Kevin Breuchel

    Jim and Family - I am sorry for your loss. Take this time to reflect on her life and share the memories. My family and I expresses our thoughts and prayers with you at this difficult time.

  18. Kent Townsend

    I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.


  19. The Shafer Family

    The Lord has called you home. Our family will cherish our time with Chris celebrating our faith. Oh how we will miss her beautiful singing voice. She will be in our hearts each time we sing hymns. Our love to The Fisher Family

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