Ashton Funeral Home


Joanne M. Fischer

October 6, 2017

Joanne Fischer

Joanne M. Fischer, 84, formerly of Easton, died Friday, October 6, 2017 in Fellowship Terrace, Whitehall.

Born January 5, 1933 in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Charlotte (Banko) Schmidt.  Her husband, Carl J. Fischer, Sr., died in 2011.

Joanne was a cashier at Easton Hospital for 15 years and retired in 1988.  She was an active member of Grace Bible Fellowship Church, Nazareth, a past president of the Fairview School PTA, past president of the
Wilson Area High School Band Boosters and a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader.

Surviving are a son, Carl J. Fischer, Jr. and his wife, Julie; a daughter, Sharon L. Lantzer and her husband, Jeff; a sister, Jeanette C. Schmidt; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 6:30 pm on Monday, October 9, 2017 in Grace Bible Fellowship Church, 100 East Beil Ave., Nazareth.  A visitation will be held from 5:30 pm until service time on Monday in the church.  A gathering of family and friends will follow the service in the church fellowship hall.  The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Bible Fellowship Church, 100 East Beil Ave., Nazareth, PA 18064.  Offer online condolences at

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  1. Caroline E. Byrnes

    October 9, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Dear Bud, Sharon ,Jan and families ,
    Heart and soul are with you in this sad moment,, the loss of your mother , grandmother , sadness turns to joy,, knowing she is now in heaven enjoying her eternal reward with the Lord, her loving husband Carl and family .
    Her passing so gentle in her sleep was a gift,, of the Lord for her life of goodness , giving her all,, to the Lord , family and friends .
    I too, will miss her friendship we shared thou out life ,, thanking the Lord for that gift of friendship with love.
    May her love remain in your hearts ,,may the Lord comfort you in the days ahead .

    With all my love and prayers , peace be with you ,,aunt Connie xoxoxxo.