Irmgard A. Fisher, mother to Edward Fisher (Michele), Friedrich Fisher (Karen), Colleen Sonne, Michael Fisher, Charles Fisher, Evan Fisher (Maria), and Dale Ann Petersen (Karl), passed away on December 24th, 2023. Her final moments were spent peacefully in Creekside Memory Care in Bountiful, Utah, surrounded by family. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Carl E. Fisher, two sons, Michael Fisher, and Charles Fisher, and two grandsons, Connor Fisher, and Friedrich Fisher.
She was born to Friedrich and Margarethe (Schumann) Haas on January 6th, 1933, in Wiesbaden, Germany. Margarethe died when Irmgard was 1 ½ years old due to tuberculosis. Irmgard and her two older sisters, Gertrud and Margot, spent time in the hospital for tuberculosis treatments. Her father later married Katharina Buhlmann and had two sons, Friedrich and Hermann.
Irmgard was six when World War II started and twelve when the war ended. She helped support her family by finding items to sell and bartering. Later, she worked for a tailoring company, where she acquired professional seamstress skills.
She met the love of her life, Carl, who was stationed in Germany then. They married in Wiesbaden, Germany, on June 19, 1954, and relocated to the United States. There, they raised seven children.
While raising the family, she kept an enviable, tidy household, sewed clothing for her children, and made delicious meals. Carl and Irmgard passed their passion for the great outdoors to their children and grandchildren.
Later, when the children joined swimming teams, Irmgard became involved with teaching women’s aerobics and the Mom and Tots program. Her Mom and Tots program became highly successful and was featured on local television. In addition, Irmgard achieved the prestigious Presidential Fitness Award for swimming three miles without stopping when she was 50.
After their children were grown, Carl and Irmgard traveled extensively and loved camping with their camper. They participated in several Volksmarches around the country. They loved to spend time with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Known for her passion for life and humor, Irmgard will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Irmgard’s family asks that she be remembered for the joy she brought to others in life, not the sadness of her passing.
A visitation will be held at Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary on January 2nd at 6, followed by a Rosary Vigil at 7 pm. The funeral services will be held at St. Olaf’s in Bountiful at 11 am on January 3rd, 2024.