Fourth Generation


48. Arnold Fischer26,27 was born on 26 March 1911 on the family farm in the Pella community, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He was born on the Fischer family home place located at 176th street and Firth road. He was baptized in April 1911 in the Pella Reformed Church, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He received elementary education at Lancaster County Public Schools, District 20, "Wooden Shoe" located at 176th street and Firth road in rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. From 1933 to 1953 he was a farmer in the Pella community rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. From 1953 to retirement he was a Stock Clerk at Gilmore-Danielson Drug Company in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska and did general maintenance at Stuart Enterprises.
Arnold died on 30 June 1998 at the age of 87 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was buried in July 1998 in the Pella cemetery, Pella, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska.27 He was a type two diabetic.

Arnold Fischer and Hazel Louise Vandewege were married on 2 February 1934 in the Pella Reformed Church, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. They met at the Hickman, Lancaster County, Nebraska town carnival when Hazel was 14 years old. Arnold was interested in getting to know Hazel better but her mother blocked the way for several years. Arnold did however prevail. They started married life on a rented 320 acre farm located on the Firth road two miles east of the Otoe County line. A few years later they relocated to a farm they rented which was located at the NE corner of Pella road and 96th street. They lived here until 1947 when they relocated to the Fischer farm at 176th street and Firth road (NE corner), across the road east from the Fischer home place. They purchased this farm in 1952 after the death of his mother Diena Vanderbeek Fischer. They enjoyed fishing and made annual family visits to the lakes in Minnesota as well as frequent visits in their camper to popular Nebraska lakes. They purchased a loom and made colorful rugs from strips of fabric gleaned from old clothing and sold them at craft fairs in eastern Nebraska. They lived in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska in retirement.
They were members of the Pella Reformed Church in the Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska area. Hazel Louise Vandewege, daughter of Martin Vandewege and Theresa Walvoord, was born on 7 October 1912 on the family farm in rural Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska, She was their third daughter. She was baptized on 3 November 1912 in the Holland Reformed Church, Holland, Hickman, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She attended country school near her home and High School in Hickman, Lancaster County, Nebraska. After graduation from Hickman High school and Peru State Teachers College, she married Arnold Fischer in the Pella Reformed church, where they both were members most of their lives. She gave birth to 3 children, Shirley, Dell and Eileen. After teaching school, she became a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker and toiled many hours each day helping with all of the responsibilities of farm life on farms they rented or owned near Firth, Douglas and Adams, Nebraska. In later years she was employed at Woodmen Accident and Life in Lincoln, Nebraska until her retirement in 1977. After moving to Lincoln, she also worked at the State of Nebraska Tax Office for many years and did product demos at many of the stores in Lincoln. She and Arnold also found time to make thousands of hand woven rugs on their loom that have been enjoyed by hundreds of family, friends and others from the community. She continued making rugs until she was 94 years old. After surgeries in 2006 and 2007 she moved from her home in Lincoln to Gold Crest Retirement/Care Center, in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska, where she enjoyed her time with other residents playing dominoes, bingo and pitch and she always played to win. She also enjoyed many games of parcheesi with her daughter Shirley and in earlier years with her mother. She was a very competitive scrabble player with family & friends. She witnessed the marriage of daughter Shirley to Duane Topp on May 22, 1953 and son Dell to Marlene Siddens on June 10, 1962. A very sad time in her life was the loss of daughter Eileen in an auto accident on August 13, 1956. She also enjoyed the births, weddings and lives of 8 Grandchildren, 19 Great and 5 Great - Great Grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family and friends. She and Arnold enjoyed traveling and camping in their motor home and she loved her flowers and gardening.
She died on 31 October 2008 at the age of 96 at Gold Crest Nursing home, in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska. She was buried in the Pella Church cemetery, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska.

Arnold Fischer and Hazel Louise Vandewege had the following children:

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Shirley Louise Fischer.

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Dell Arnold Fischer.

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Eileen Joyce Fischer was born on 27 August 1942 at on the family farm near Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska.. She was baptized in September 1942 in the Pella Reformed Church, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She died on 13 August 1956 at the age of 13 near Bennet, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She died from injuries received in an auto accident. She was buried on 16 August 1956 in the Pella Church cemetery, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska.