Mary May Fish, 96
May 17, 1919 – June 19, 2015
Mary May Fish, 96, St. Joseph, died June 19 at Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell. Her funeral was held July 1 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud. The Rev. David Nelson officiated and burial was in North Star Cemetery in St. Cloud.
Fish was born in Sauk Rapids to Emil and Minnie (Reberg) Mader. She married Donald Fish on Aug. 28, 1939 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids. The couple resided in St. Cloud until retirement then moved to their lake home on Big Watab Lake. In the fall of 2010, they moved to Country Manor Senior Apartments. Fish loved living at the lake, watching the loons, fishing in her own boat and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren when they visited. She also enjoyed sewing, embroidery, cooking (her homemade potato salad was the best) and playing cards with her friends at Country Manor. Fish worked as a bookkeeper for Liberty Loan and Thrift Corp. for many years. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in St. Cloud and also a member of the St. Cloud VFW Post #428 Auxiliary since 1951.
Survivors include the following: her husband; children, Sandra (Daniel) Klaers of St. Joseph; Robert (Carol) Fish of St. Joseph; Patricia (Robert) Mance of St. Joseph; Richard (Debra) Fish of Edwards, Colo.; brother Conrad Mader of Rochester; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandchild, Lisa; and brother, Irving Mader.
Memorials are preferred to Country Manor Foundation.