Margaret R. Fischer, 101, a resident of Zion, IL, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 in Zion. She was born May 29, 1916 in Kokomo, Indiana to Able and Sarah (nee: Cornet) Parker. Margaret grew up on the family farm while living through the Great Depression. She worked at Western Southern Life Insurance in Cincinnati, Ohio. She moved to Illinois to be closer to her children and grandchildren.
Margaret is survived by her daughter, Laura Branstetter; grandchildren, Lisa (Don) Jarrett, Robert (Connie) Branstetter, Valerie (Fred) Wicinski, Claudette (Stan) Gorsuch, Jackie (Frank) Kersey, Patti Holub; great grandchildren, Brian (Megan), Sarah, Mathew (April), Chelsea, Justin (Brandel), Kaity (Eric), Rebecca (Felipe), Courtney (Jourdan), Megan (Scott), Emily and James; and 12 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lemoine Ball, Charles Houze, and Robert Fischer; daughter, Sharon Lee James; 3 sisters; 8 brothers; great granddaughter Laura Lynn and Son’s-in-law Jack James and Eldon Branstetter.
A visitation and funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 10:00am until 11:00am with the funeral service commencing at 11:00am at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held at Highland Memorial Park. For information, please call 847-223-8122.