Marlene Margaret Fisher, 86

Marlene Margaret Fisher, age 86 of Charles City, formerly of Nashua, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City with her family by her side. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory -- Olson Chapel in Nashua with interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua. 

Friends may greet the family from 4 - 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory -- Olson Chapel in Nashua. Further visitation continued one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences for Marlene’s family may be left at 

Marlene Margaret Fisher was born on July 13, 1933 in Rockwell, the daughter of John and Bertha (Stoltenberg) Tagesen. She loved basketball in high school. She played for Rockwell High School and her team qualified for the State tournament her junior year. The family then moved to Nashua and Marlene worked in her mother’s cafe which is where she met the love of her life, Blaine W. Fisher. 

She was united in marriage to Blaine W. Fisher at the Little Brown Church in Nashua on Jan. 26, 1951. To this union four children were born, Christine, Vicky, Sandra and Bradley. 

Marlene and Blaine were both avid members of the Moose Lodge in Charles City. Marlene was also in the Women’s Auxiliary of the Moose Lodge where she held several different positions, including Senior Regent. They loved dancing there every weekend. After Blaine retired the couple did a lot of traveling together and saw a lot of the country. They went to Branson, Missouri, Las Vegas, California, Louisiana and many others. Marlene was a stay at home mother and was best friends with Mona Newton, her sister-in-law. They spent time together every day. 

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Blaine Fisher of Charles City; two daughters: Christine (Kelvin) Kappmeyer of Waverly and Sandra (Tyrone) Foster of Charles City; one son, Bradley (Lea Hedglen) Fisher of Osage; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter: Vicky Jolene Fisher in 1969; three brothers: Johnny Tagesen, Alvin Tagesen, Ralph Tagesen and one sister, Louise Riley.

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