THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Dorothy G. Fisher
Issue Date: August 23, 2017
Dorothy Gilmore Fisher, 89, of Umatilla, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at her home with family at her side.
Born in Chicago to Kenneth Gilmore, a Chicago native, and Victoria Smalish of Armstrong Creek, she was six months old when her father died and she and her brother, Clifford were sent to the family farm near Armstrong Creek. There, they were raised by their maternal grandparents while their mother worked in Chicago to support them.
She graduated from Goodman High School and married John Lemanski in 1947. They had four children and lived on the farm where she was raised until he died tragically in 1962.
She then married Fredric Fisher of Goodman and they moved to Florida.
Years after retirement from Western Electric, they returned to Goodman from Hollywood, Fla. Not liking Wisconsin winters, they returned to central Florida in 1988 where she enjoyed being a homemaker, cooking, gardening, entertaining and having her hobby business growing flowers and plants in the greenhouse her husband built for her.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Fredric Fisher of Umatilla; a son, Cliff (Tammy) Lemanski of Aurora; three daughters, Konni Anderson of Fort Collins, Co., Vikki ODay of Umatilla and Faith Carey of Cheyenne, Wy.; eight grandsons and several great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at the Beyers Funeral Home Chapel in Umatilla on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 with Fr. Nelson Javier of St. Patrick Catholic Church officiating. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, Aug. 17 at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church in Armstrong Creek at 11 a.m. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery in Goodman.