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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Juanita El Wanda Fischer
December 3, 1927 - April 14, 2022

Place of Birth: Bazine, KS
Residence: Bismarck, ND formerly of Sidney, MT
Age: 94

Juanita El Wanda Fischer, known by friends and family as Wanda, died April 14, 2022 in her daughter’s home in Bismarck, ND. She had been on hospice home care for five weeks prior to her death. We are thankful she simply died of old age, and not any disease. Her mind was sharp and clear up till the end when her little body just gradually gave out.

As a child she was an accomplished pianist and played for many high school graduations until her own. She played for her first wedding at age 12. She also grew up playing piano for her father’s church until she eventually got married. Then she and her husband then began traveling and ministering in churches all over the nation. Between them they sang and played seven+ instruments and billed themselves as The Musical Fischers of Men.

Along with her husband they pastored two Assembly of God churches in the 1950s, Vallejo, CA and Sparks, NV where she continued to play piano, Hammond organ, and the vibraharp for services. During those years she had the honor of accompanying a famous gospel singer of that era, Stuart Hamblen, in concert. (Hamblen was known as the writer of such songs as Until Then, This Ole’ House, How Big Is God, Teach Me, Lord, to Wait, It is No Secret What God Can Do, and many more.)

In 1965, after 25 years in ministry they settled in Sidney, MT where their daughter went to high school, and they went into business and made a great impact in the city through their motel, mobile home sales lot, and several mobile home subdivisions. Wanda helped her husband as secretary and bookkeeper during that time.

Wanda was known for her hospitality, cooking and baking, all types of needlework, especially counted cross-stitch, and her love of shopping for new clothes.

She was an only child herself, and had only one child, a daughter, Becky Fischer. But she and her husband Jerry were loved as surrogate parents and grandparents of several nephews, Mark, Gary, and Randy Rohner, and their children, who cared for them and treated them lovingly as their own parents and grandparents throughout their lives.

Wanda lived long enough to celebrate her 94th birthday in December and outlived her husband by eight months. Jerry passed away 2 days after their 72nd Wedding Anniversary in August. After being residents of Sidney for some 50 years, Jerry and Wanda moved to Bismarck to live with their daughter in May of 2021 when they could no longer live alone.

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Ray Unterseher (Watford City, North Dakota)
Apr 22, 2022
With sadness we learn of Wanda’s passing! We know that life begins at death! Wanda kept the faith and her ministry was far and wide! I will miss getting the cards from Jerry and her every year! They were true friends to us! We loved them dearly! We send our condolences to Becky and all her family and her friends!
Ray & Diann Unterseher
frank dahl (Billings, Montana)
Apr 26, 2022
Dear Becky: Sorry to hear of your moms passing may the Good Lord hold you and her close' your Old Boss Frank Dahl
Sandi Angel (Sidney, Montana)
Apr 28, 2022
I remember both Wanda and Jerry very well, and what friendly and warm people they were. While I attended the Shepard of the Valley Church, here in Sidney, I always tried to sit by Wanda as she always made me feel so welcomed and loved as a person. I am so sorry for your loss--no matter how old your mother gets, it's still a shock and very sad when she does finally pass. I had no idea she was so musical--she is with the Lord now and what a good home that will be for her and Jerry both!! Yours in Christ!!
Elda Gabrielson (Sidneh, MF)
Apr 28, 2022
My sincere sympathy to Wanda's family. She was a remarkable talented lady that had an equally remarkable life! God bless her memory and her beloved family.
Francis & Florence Opoku (Bolgatanga , Ghana)
May 6, 2022
I never knew her so close but for one reason, if God needed a testimony to receive her into His arms, I would give it; Mama Wanda raised and gave us Ma Becky Fischer. You have left us such a blessing our generation and generations after will live to appreciate. Looking forward to meeting and hugging you in heaven. Rest well.
Alma Villa Angana (Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines)
May 6, 2022
We love you Ms Becky ! Hugs from us in the Philippines .
Beloved Mother, Grandmother, & Aunt
Bethel Assembly of God
Beloved Mother, Grandmother, & Aunt
Bethel Assembly of God