Marilyn Celeste Fischer

March 18, 1932 ‒ September 29, 2021

Delaware, Ohio

Marilyn Celeste Fischer was born on March 18, 1932 in Chicago, to Marjorie (Potter) and Clarence Schweigert.

Marilyn is predeceased by her parents and brother Robert Fischer, and her husband Ken.
Marilyn married the love of her life, Kenneth Carl Fischer, on September 2, 1955. Marilyn was known by all as a vivacious, inquisitive, highly caring individual.

She graduated from Central Diablo Valley College in 1967 with an AD in Dental Hygiene, Central Michigan University in 1975 with a BS, and Tulsa Junior College in 1983 with an AD in Nursing. She taught dental hygiene and later worked as a registered nurse in Tulsa and Granville, Ohio.

Marilyn had a natural curiosity to learn new things and travelled throughout the U.S. and Europe with her husband. Ken and Marilyn enjoyed many good years living in Fresno, Concord, Midland, Tulsa and Granville Ohio, before retiring in Dubois, Wyoming, and in 2006, moving to Delaware, Ohio.

Marilyn resided at Willowbrook Christian Community and was well cared for in recent months as she struggled with health issues. Marilyn was a passionate advocate for the rights of mentally ill individuals and in 1987, was awarded The National Mental Health Association Volunteer of the Year award.

Marilyn lived a full and gracious life and will be dearly remembered by her surviving children Kenneth Fischer and Catherine Fischer, her daughter in law Holly, and her beloved grandchildren Emily, Grace, Carl and Sam Fischer.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is assisting the family.

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  • To Marilyn’s Family,

    We met Marilyn and Ken at WBDR in 2012. We appreciated both of them for their welcoming spirits and multiple talents. They both contributed to the richness of life at Willow Brook.

    We were sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. May she Rest in Peace and may God’s grace surround you all at this time.

    George and Brenda Spradling

  • I was so sorry to hear that Marilyn passed away. She was my good friend and we had so much in common. We spent time together as much as possible and I missed her when she moved to The Village. I visited her there, and hoped to get back again to see her. My sincere condolences to the family. She was truly a unique and wonderful person.
    Gladys Dillemuth

  • My condolences to you, Marilyn’s family. I met Marilyn a number of years ago at Unity of Delaware. She hosted a few of us in her apartment at Willowbrook for a church book study. She was a warm, thoughtful lady. When we were there Ken was still living, and they showed us their lovely accommodations and Ken’s beautiful paintings. They were very gracious. I believe they are together again on the other side, but will be missed by those who are still here.
    Blessings. Barbara

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