Cheryle K. Fisher

July 13, 1946February 27, 2013
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Cheryle K. Fisher, 66, of Winnebago passed away Wednesday February 27, 2013 at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL Cheryle was born on July 13, 1946 in Chicago, the daughter of Elmer Jack and Ann Rychtanek Kazmer. She recently retired as a School Teacher, she taught 5th grade at Loves Park Elementary School. Cheryle loved golf, watching Colts games, traveling, model trains, boating and fishing, going to dog shows with her beloved dachshund “Patches”, she loved the races at Joliet Speedway and enjoyed cooking Sunday dinners for her kids and grandkids. Cheryle was a member of the American Kennel Club and ASPCA. Cheryle is survived by her sons: Bob Fisher (Elizabeth) of Roscoe, William Fisher (Jennifer) of Indianapolis, IN and their children Max and Xander, Michael Fisher (April) of Rockford and their children Easton and Hannah; daughter Karen Martin (Bill) of Roswell, GA. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorials are suggested to the Midwest Dachshund Rescue 8073 Stonegate Dr. Tinley Park, IL 60487 A service to celebrate Cheryle’s life will be 2:00 p.m. Friday March 1, 2013 at Sunset Memorial Gardens 8800 N. Alpine Road Machesney Park with visitation one hour before service time. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at


  • Funeral Service Friday, March 1, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, March 1, 2013

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Allyson Purl

March 4, 2013

Mrs. Fisher was a great teacher. If I could thank her for every thing she has done & helped me with, I would.

Terese Lawson

March 3, 2013

Thoughts and prayers
Terese and Family

Peggy, Mike & Liam

March 3, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. What loving tributes by the many people whose lives she deeply touched. How awesome! We love you!

margot conant

March 3, 2013

I will miss your mother a great deal.Margot Conant

Andy, Julie, Drew & Griffin Drake

March 3, 2013

Very sorry to hear about Mrs. Fisher. Mrs. Fisher was our neighbor and we enjoyed seeing her and her dog Patches out in her yard. She was very sweet. Our condolences to the entire family.
-The Drake's

Lori Romero

March 1, 2013

I have known Cheryle for years. She gave my son his very first referral, lol. He was in 1st grade and she saw him hit an older student. I was on the PTA and worked with her at events for years, where she always brought her beloved grandchildren. Then when I decided to become a teacher, I was fortunate enough to have her as my cooperating teacher for my student teaching experience. She was a mentor, friend, and role model for me. She will be truly missed.

Heidi Willson

March 1, 2013

My condolences go out to Cheryle Fisher's family. A wave of sorrow overcame me when I heard of her passing. Words cannot describe the immense impact she had on my son. She instilled in him a love of learning. Mrs. Fisher went above and beyond to make Nick feel special. She often reached out to him--no teacher has been able to understand my son the way Mrs. Fisher did. Loves Park School will never be the same without Mrs. Fisher.

Priscilla Rivas

March 1, 2013

Just found out that Mrs. Fisher passed away yesterday. I'm truly shocked by this news, didn't know her situation had gotten so much worse.
When I was going into 6th grade I had hoped I wouldn't be placed in her class. I heard stories that she was mean and I was afraid. Yet come 6th grade I ended up being in her class. I think it's safe to say that most of us were afraid of her, but quickly that changed. While other students said "man she's mean" we ended up saying "she's actually nice" which she was! She kept us in line yes, but she had the ability to make us laugh, and feel like a true class.
It was this teacher who calmed a whole room of 6th graders on September 11th. It was this teacher who would attend our basketball games. It was this teacher who made a math game that made us want to actually play and work on math. It was this teacher who was one of the adults in charge of yearbook. It was this teacher who had her students ditch class to recycle. It was this teacher who organized the field trip to the park to launch rockets with her son and her, at that time very little, grandson. It was this teacher who ALWAYS ALWAYS had Jolly Ranchers. These little things were just some of the attributes of what made this teacher, our tough, loving, sharing, caring 6th grade teacher.
I sat at the same table and we never switched seats until one day when I was gone! She was the one to notice how sick I was and went over the nurse's rule and called my mom to have my aunt pick me up, I ended up having strep. That there shows you this lady really did know her students and when they were feeling well or not.
I still remember The Hobbit book we tried to read and just ended up watching the movie, or when we had to watch Anne of Green Gables and we acted like it was a chore to watch but we all secretly loved it because we had no homework. The spelling tests where we would get candy for getting 100%.
There is so much I learned from her, that after I started attending the middle school and high school I would still go and visit her. I was planning on visiting her at the end of my student teaching this semester, but unfortunately that won't happen now. When I saw her last school year, we had joked about having a joint party. (Technically she was going to retire this year and I was going to start teaching).
Guess in a way you can't really retire from teaching, Mrs. Fisher. You continue teaching as you go on your way. I just want to say that for being that little kid who really hoped not to have you as a teacher, I sure am glad that I did. You taught me so much over the years, that I hope to one day be as great as you were at teaching.
You will truly be missed. RIP Mrs. Fisher.
-Your student Priscilla Rivas

Lori Yesh

February 28, 2013

Bill and Jen,
We are truly sorry for your loss. Know we are thinking of you during this tough time. Love, Lori and Jeff Yesh

Cortney Rehfeldt

February 28, 2013

I had Mrs. Fisher for 5th grade and so did my sister. She was a great teacher and a wonderful person and she will be greatly missed.