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Joanne Fisher

Cedar Rapids

Joanne K. Fisher, 82, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, of 56 years.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Joanne was born June 22, 1934, to Oscar and Lenora Lundquist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1952. Joanne married her high school sweetheart, Jim, on April 5, 1953, and they shared over 56 years of marriage together.
She is survived by her sisters, Aleda Peters (Bill) of North Carolina and Mary McMurray (Tom) of Iowa City; and her four sons, Alan (Laura) of Solon, Eric (Becky) of Fairfax, Todd (Denise) of Ely and Drew (Kristie) of Solon. She and Jim had a special relationship with their grandchildren: Cody, Kyle and James, Jessica Herold, Charlie, Samantha Sexton and Katelyn, Andrew and Nic, Kennedy and Taylor; great-grandchildren, June and Noa, Elle, Aven and Finn, Willow, Beckett, Fisher and Scout; and many nieces and nephews.
Joanne was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She always had a smile and offered a helping hand to everyone she met, especially while working with students at Prairie High School and later as a volunteer for hospice. She loved her family more than anything. Joanne would not miss an opportunity to be on the sidelines or in the audience to cheer them on, whether it was a sporting event, concert or dance recital. But most of all she loved her Lord. Joanne was a shining example of how to love Jesus and love others as Jesus would.
The family would like to thank the staff at The Meth-Wick Community, with special appreciation to her Arbor Place friends and caring staff.
Memorials can be made in Joanne's memory to the Alzheimer's Association.
Please leave a message or tribute to the Fisher family on the web page, www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.