Lynn Naureen Fisher, 73, of Hampton, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021, at her home in Hampton, after a battle of cancer for a few years. She was born April 8, 1947, in Waupaca, Wisconsin, to Norman and Lida (Boutwell) Peterson.
Lynn was baptized at Burton Baptist Church in Waterloo. She graduated from East High School in Waterloo and furthered her education at Pizzi's Beauty School in 1965. Lynn was united in marriage to LaVarne Gruelke on June 19, 1965, in Waterloo. They have four children: Butch, Russ, Cheryl and Lance. They later divorced in 1999. She was married to James Fisher for a few years and then divorced.
Growing up in a big family, there was always laughter, jokes, chaos, even fights but most of all so much love with Norman, Lida and Lynn's twelve siblings, thirteen total.
Lynn worked a variety of part time jobs. A few of those include Pamida, Seven Stars and The Viking. She enjoyed the co-workers and customers. But Lynn's greatest job was being at home with her family.
Lynn took great pride in being a homemaker, caring for her children was top priority. She made home cooked meals for her family every night, with beef stew and homemade macaroni and cheese as a couple favorites.
She loved visits from her children, grandchildren and siblings. She prayed for her children and grandchildren every day, as they were very special to her.
Lynn enjoyed thrifting, always on the search for items for others. She enjoyed watching cooking shows, playing Bingo and trips to the casino. Wisconsin was her special place and she loved family vacations there.
Lynn always had the coffee pot on. Gathering, visits and laughter were common at Lynn's place. She had a way of making everyone feel welcomed.
Lynn is survived by her son Butch (Jennifer) Gruelke of Hampton; son Russ Gruelke of Geneva; daughter Cheryl (Dave) Becker of Hampton; son Lance Gruelke of Hampton; grandchildren Callie Jay Bain, Nichole (Jess) Harlan, Briggs Gruelke, Kirsten Dietz, Skyler Becker, Kade Becker, Chase Rayhons, Caden Bridges and Chloe Gruelke; great grandchildren Ledger and Brenlee Harlan and Osiris Vieth; brothers Robert (Carolyn) Peterson, Larry (Nancy) Peterson, Arlen Peterson, Ron (Martha) Peterson, Dennis Peterson and Kent (Mary) Peterson; sisters Joan (Jerry) Hammond, Sally Peterson, Phyllis (Perry) Barkey, Lori Halverson and Renee (Kerry) Treinen; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Norman "Pooker" Peterson, sister in law Patricia Peterson, nephews Steven Peterson, Jory Olson, Jesse Barkey and great granddaughter Annabelle Becker.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Lynn's family and mailed to Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home, PO Box 403, Hampton, Iowa 50441.
A public funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 5, 2021, at Faith Baptist Church in Hampton.
Lynn's service will be live streamed via "Zoom" at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 5, 2021.
To join the Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 879 5541 0884
Hampton, Iowa 50441