Sandy Springs Chapel

136 Mt Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, GA


Katherine Rothaar Fisher

2 December, 192330 January, 2020

Katherine Rothaar Fisher, Fortified with the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Thursday, January 30, 2020.

Katherine was the loving mother of Lawrence (Denise Mummert) Fisher, Peter (Juliann) Fisher Hesed, and Thomas (Katharine Calhoun) Fisher; dear grandmother of Phoenix Fisher, Shannon (Allen) Stephens, Mara (Matt Ford) Hesed, Adam (Jessica Douglass) Hesed, Felicity (Andrew) HunzekerHesed, Katherine Hesed, and Andrew (Natalie) Hesed, Genevieve (Gunter Herd) Fisher and Gregory (Kara) Fisher; great-grandmother of Leia Stephens, Quinn and Flannery Ford, Giovanni and Luciano HunzekerHesed, and Chloe and Ruth Hesed.

Katherine was born in Queens, New York on December 2, 1923 to August Henry Rothaar and Katherine Moran Rothaar, younger sister to Dolores Theresa Rothaar. She worked for the United States Forest Service and raised her three sons in Atlanta, Georgia. She found the time to volunteer for various church, community, and charitable organizations, including Notre Dame Bookstore and Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and making robes for the monks at the Monastery of The Holy Spirit. In retirement, she followed her passion for chocolate by working for Maggie Lyons Chocolatiers.

In 2010, Katherine was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. She remained in Atlanta, and continued to care for her sister at home until Dolores' passing, while she herself was being cared for by her sons Tom and Larry. When her Alzheimer's required fulltime care, she moved to St. Louis to live with her son, Peter.

Katherine was full of life, a hard worker, who loved laughing and getting together with family and friends. She enjoyed good food, a funny movie, travelling, going to the theatre, and a good hand of Bridge. She was instrumental in her sons' love for music.

Above all, everything that is good and decent in her sons they attribute to her.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 2:30pm at Arlington Memorial Park 201 Mt Vernon Hwy Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328.


  • Graveside Committal Thursday, 6 February , 2020
  • Graveside Committal Thursday, 6 February , 2020


Katherine Rothaar Fisher

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