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Charlotta Ann Toth-Fisher

June 7, 1943 October 2, 2018
Charlotta Ann Toth-Fisher
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Obituary for Charlotta Ann Toth-Fisher

MT. AUBURN – Charlotta Ann Toth-Fisher, 75, died Tuesday, October 2, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at her residence in Mt. Auburn due to thymus cancer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 8, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Vinton with Father Jim Brokman as Celebrant. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 7, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. with a Scripture service at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Vinton.
Charlotta was born June 7, 1943, in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Joseph and Dorothy Shriver Celender. Following her graduation from Wilkinsburg High School, she attended Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1966. Nursing was very important to her. She held various positions in Pennsylvania and Iowa. She worked for many years at the Vinton Lutheran Home and retired from St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids in 2011. She was dedicated to the nursing profession and enjoyed being a preceptor to several students at St. Luke’s. She was always trying to talk someone into becoming a nurse.
Charlotta married Jim Toth in 1966, and the couple later divorced. On July 3, 1992, she was united in marriage with Nick Fisher in Vinton.
Charlotta was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Vinton. She enjoyed baking bread, reading cookbooks and trying new recipes. She made great holiday meals for the family and never ran out of food, even though she always worried that she would. Charlotta also enjoyed watching CNN, raising chickens, knitting, gardening, listening to music and was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. She was a very loving and caring person who enjoyed helping others.
She had friends from several circles that she enjoyed being with, including friends from her knitting group, friends from the Breast Cancer Survivor Group (she was a long-time survivor of breast cancer), friends from work that she met with for lunch, and friends from the Garrison Library and musicians who performed in Garrison.
Charlotta was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt and cousin. She cared deeply for all her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Nick, of Mt. Auburn; two sons: Christopher (Esther) Toth of Cedar Rapids and Brendan (Lisa) Rule of Vinton; three daughters: Rachel (Jerry) Dedrick, Taraca (Dean) Brown and Lori Dedrick, all of Vinton; one sister, Nancy Ball, and her daughters, Robyn and Rebecca, of Pittsburgh, PA; 13 grandchildren; and special nephew and niece, Henry Fisher of Des Moines and Zora Fisher of Ames.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial fund has been established.
Thanks to the Ghosh Center, Mercy Hospital Radiation Clinic and Mercy Hospice. Their services were greatly appreciated. Thanks also to our family and friends who have supported us during this time.
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2:00 PM 10/7/2018 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 10/7/2018 5:00:00 PM
Van Steenhuyse Funeral Home

1212 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349

Scripture Service at 2:00 pm.

Van Steenhuyse Funeral Home
1212 1st Avenue Vinton 52349 IA
United States





10:30 AM 10/8/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church,

2200 2nd Ave
Vinton, IA 52349

Visitation at church 9:30 to 10:30 am

St. Mary Catholic Church,
2200 2nd Ave Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Mary Cemetery Final Resting Place

R Ave
Vinton, IA 52349

R Ave Vinton 52349 IA
United States

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A fund has been established.

1212 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349

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