ROANOKE – Arlette Ruth “Peach” Fehr, 93, died at 3:05 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at her home in Roanoke.
She was born Oct. 24, 1925, in Roanoke, the daughter of Elias and Lydia Schlupp Fischer. She married Walter Alvin Fehr on Nov. 17, 1946, at her parents’ home in Roanoke. He survives.
Other survivors include three sons, Tom Fehr, Mike Fehr and Curt Fehr, all of Roanoke; two daughters, Mary Jean (Tex) Streitmatter, Syracuse, Utah, and Linda (Mike) Dwyer, Secor; three grandchildren, Seth (Marni Brunstetter) Streitmatter, Salt Lake City, Utah, Holly (Eric) Gustavson. Farmington, Utah, and Jordan (Kyle) Schaefer, Morton; five great-grandchildren, Liam Gustavson, Vincent Gustavson, Vivian Streitmatter, Rosalind Streitmatter and Harlee Schaefer; one sister, Wilma Teubel, Bloomfield, Iowa, and four brothers, Robert (Nilah) Fischer and Jim (Joann) Fischer, both of Morton, and Leroy Fischer and Elias Fischer, both of Washington.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one infant daughter, Evelyn Fehr, two infant sons, Thomas Fehr and Gary Fehr, one sister, Lorene Wiegand, and two brothers, Fred Fischer and Lyle Fischer.
After graduating from high school, Arlette worked at AB Dick in Chicago for a while. She was there when World War II ended, which was a memorable experience for her. Although Arlette was a full-time homemaker after she got married, she helped in the office at B.J. Fehr’s Blacksmith Shop in Roanoke after her children were all in school. Arlette was a member of the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church, rural Roanoke, where she served in various capacities through the years. She was as an election judge for Roanoke Township for 35 years, delivered for Meals on Wheels in the Roanoke and Benson areas and was a volunteer at the AC Home of Roanoke and at the Mennonite Relief Sale for many years. Arlette had a servant’s heart and was always helping someone. Her kindness and giving spirit will be missed.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church with ministers of the church officiating. Visitation will take place Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke and Saturday morning from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the AC Home of Roanoke.