Rose Ann Fischer

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Rose Ann Fischer, nee Moehle, 71, of Belleville, IL, died Thursday, July 2, 2020.  She was born September 29, 1948, the first of nine children of Walter J. Moehle and Agnes Matika Moehle. She attended Cathedral Grade School and was a 1966 graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame. She was an employee of Castle Haven Nursing Home for 27 years before her retirement.

Rose Ann married James G. Fischer on September 28, 1984. Jim passed away on April 13, 2020. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a grandson Corbin Evans; a brother Daniel Moehle; two sisters, Patricia Crady and Kathleen Buehler; and a special aunt, Bea Matika, who died in May, 2020.

Surviving are two step-daughters: Sherry (Tom) Martindale of Belleville and Barbara Evans of Mascoutah. Rose Ann had four grandchildren, Cody Schubert, Caitlin Evans, Taylor Evans and Katherine Martindale. Rose Ann, #1 of 9, is also survived by three sisters, a sister-in-law, and two brothers: Mary Ellen King (Lonny) of Eugene, OR, Maria Moehle of Belleville, Veronica (Greg) Holtgrewe of Paducah, KY, Jan Moehle of Belleville, David G. Moehle of Belleville, and John (Sally) Moehle of St. Louis, MO. She is survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews whose lives she enjoyed being a part of.

Rose was a lifelong resident of Belleville and loved its history. Her roots date back to Belleville’s early years when her great-grandfather had his blacksmith shop on Mascoutah Avenue. She had a knack for finding treasures at yard sales and flea markets and displaying them at her home or her antique stall. Everyone who knew Rose Ann and Jim knew that they loved cats. They had many cats over the years; their surviving one is named Teddy. She loved growing flowers and decorating her yard with interesting ornaments.

Rose Ann was a giver of care and support to many, including her husband Jim, her siblings, and her friends. Rose Ann faced her illness of cancer with bravery and courage. In her last weeks, she was cared for by family members at the family home on Park Avenue with the support of hospice.

Memorials may be made to the cat rescue organization, St. Clair TNR and Rescue, 120 W. Washington St. #74, Belleville, IL 62220 or Hospice of Southern Illinois, 305 S. Illinois St., Belleville, IL 62220. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  Private family services will be held with burial at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


9 Comments on Rose Ann Fischer

Cody Schubert said : Guest Report Jul 08, 2020 at 4:46 PM

Rose was a very sweet lady who cared about everyone and everything in her life. She took special care of others and was there when needed. We are all going to miss you Rose and you will forever be in our hearts.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Dolores Hoffmann Bayley said : Guest Report Jul 08, 2020 at 3:44 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I went to school with Rose Ann, I just remember that she always smiled and laughed. Deepest of sympathies in your great loss.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Ann Heileman Karasek & Family said : Guest Report Jul 07, 2020 at 9:05 PM

Dear Moehle & Fischer Families, Please accept our sincere condolences; as we Celebrate your Dear Rose Ann’s Heavenly Homegoing. Our hearts go out to you... Gary, Ann & Ayanna Karasek

  • Swansea
  • IL
Mary Ann Montgomery said : Guest Report Jul 07, 2020 at 5:11 PM

There are no words that can adequately express sympathy for all the Moehle family has endured. Grace to all the formidable Moehle’s. #Moehle Strong. Mary Ann Montgomery

  • Belleville
  • IL
Marilyn "Ernie" Buehlhorn said : Guest Report Jul 06, 2020 at 10:59 AM

Please accept my sincerest sympathy. I graduated from Notre Dame with Rose Ann & remember her as being so cheerful ... always smiling! I'm sure she was an excellent caregiver. She had the perfect personality for it. This is such a sad time to lose someone you love since funerals aren't really possible. Know that your family is in my thoughts & prayers. I remember Mary Ellen & Maria from school too.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Carly said : Guest Report Jul 05, 2020 at 4:39 PM

We will miss you always, Aunt Rose Ann!

  • Eugene
  • OR
Mary Ellen Sweeney Hentz said : Guest Report Jul 05, 2020 at 11:42 AM

Mary Ellen and family.. So sorry to hear about your sister Rose Ann. I remember her when we were at Notre Dame. Also sad because of the Covid-19 we cannot be with you during her service. Take care of yourself and you are all in my prayers.

  • Edwardsville
  • IL
Maria Moehle said : Guest Report Jul 04, 2020 at 11:23 AM

#1 Love you forever.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Cathie Field said : Guest Report Jul 04, 2020 at 9:06 AM

Sisters are a special blessing. I will always remember Rose Ann’s selfless generosity to others. Sending prayers to all the Moehles. #moehle strong!

  • Webster Groves
  • MO

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