|Janet K. Fisher
October 9, 1959 – January 4, 2018
|Janet K. Fisher, 58, of Center Junction died January 4, 2018, at her home. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. Burial was held in Green Center Cemetery, Morley.
Janet was born October 9, 1959, in Monticello, the daughter of Albert and Ethel (Grieser) Fisher. She graduated from the Lincoln Community Schools, Stanwood, Iowa in 1978. She farmed with her parents and later purchased her own farm where she raised Charolais Cattle, Holstein dairy cows, hogs, and a variety of crops. She also worked on the Gary Zumbach Farms and the Virg and Judy McNamara Farms. For a brief time she worked at Monsanto Seed Corn. For twenty years Janet worked at Cascade Forestry, where she planted seedling trees, nut seeded, hand planting trees for customers, grading trees, weeding, plowing, and disking fields, and field inventorying nursery trees. She was also a warehouse supervisor and manager.
She loved her parents’ 1884 Sunnyslope Century Farm. She took great interest in the history of the farm and her family’s ancestry. She was very close to her Grandma Grieser, who lived with them for nine years. Janet was like her dad’s shadow and often was found following him around the farm. She and her brothers were given chores around the farm to learn dependability and responsibility.
She was a huge Iowa Hawkeyes, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Green Bay Packers, New York Yankee, and Chicago Cubs fan. She had great interest in girl’s six-on-six basketball and loved playing it. She and her brothers played football, baseball and basketball in their spare time. She enjoyed country music, especially Reba McEntire. She was fond of watching westerns, those with John Wayne particularly.
She loved farming and riding horses, especially her quarter horse Sweetie. Janet was very proud of her 1997 Ford F250 4 x 4 pickup and her John Deere 4020 and 620 tractors, which was the first tractor her father taught her how to drive. She enjoyed attending her nephews sporting events. She was fond of spending time on the Pitzer Ranch and the Two Eyed Jack Quarter House production sales in Ericson, Nebraska, Iowa Charolais Beef Sales, and visiting her grandmother, aunt and uncles in Valentine, Nebraska. She called the Nebraska Sandhills “God’s own cattle country” and said the people there were always so friendly and polite.
She is survived by her brothers Kevin (Mollie) Fisher, Mechanicsville, and Kelvin (Kim) Fisher, Walcott, Iowa; nephews John Fisher and Nick Fisher, both of Cedar Falls; a step nephew Andy Wagner, Chicago, Illinois, a step niece Stephanie Wagner, Lisbon; a special aunt Isa Pavelka, Crookston, Nebraska, and a special cousin Terri Lawless, Independence, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents Elmer and Getty Grieser and George and Bessie Fisher, a special uncle Bud Pavelka, and a special aunt Mary Fisher.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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