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“My "sister" I miss every day. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Lorene Fischer Baran - Dixon, IA

“Sorry I'm so late in sending my condolence. I just read in a recent Dayton Review that Marlys had passed away. I haven't been in contact with you...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Shirley Erickson - Boone, IA

“My sympathies to my brother Frank and his family. I will always remember Marlys as the beautiful red head he married. She had a very likeable...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Lorene Fischer Baran - Dixon, IL

“Marlys had a very wonderful personality. I think of her as another sister of mine. I will miss her very much and my condolences to my brother and...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Lorene Fischer Baran - Dixon, IL

“Frank & Family, My thoughts & prayers have been with you & will continue to be with you. I was so sorry to hear that Marlys had passed away, and...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Diane Esperson - Dayton, IA

“To Frank and family; So sorry to hear of Marlys's passing! What fond memories I have of her from High School and after. How I looked forward to...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Arlene Clabaugh Vaala - Bluffton, SC

“I am so saddened to hear of Marlys's passing. She always had a smile on her face no matter where you ran into her. Such a wonderful, lovely person...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Sherri Cravens - Knoxville, IA

“So sorry to hear of Marlys passing. She was a wonderful friend and will be missed by all of us. Blessings to her family. Don and Georgia Herrington ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Georgia Herrington - Burnside, IA

Marlys E. Fischer, 79, of Dayton, Iowa, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015, at the Stratford Nursing & Rehab Center.

Marlys's wishes were to be cremated. Visitation will be Saturday, January 16, 2016, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

Marlys Elsie Lund was born on January 19, 1936, in Vincent, Iowa, the daughter of Andrew and Elsie (Flamme) Lund. She graduated with the Fort Dodge Senior High School class of 1954.

On October 28, 1956, Marlys was united in marriage to Franklin David "Buzz" Fischer in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Jeffrey, Mark, and Pam.

Marlys was a longtime member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dayton where she was active in many Church activities. She also belonged to the Dayton Golf & Country Club, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Franklin "Buzz" Fischer of Dayton, Iowa; two sons, Jeffrey Fischer of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and Mark (Krista) Fischer of Strawberry Point, Iowa; one daughter, Pam (Bruce) Owenson of Harcourt, Iowa; three grandchildren, Beau Fischer, Collin Fischer, and Justine (Brian) Mills; her sister, Violet Phillips of Fort Dodge, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents, a sister in infancy, and one brother, Milo Lund, preceded her in death.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.