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First United Methodist Church
Monday August 15th, 2011

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First United Methodist Church
Monday August 15th, 2011

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Darlis Kay Fischer

Pastor Don Crippen
Curtis Crandall
Brandon Schroeder
David Crandall
Todd Schroeder
John Nedved
Gene Waldner
Darlis Kay Fischer was born on Sunday, October 25, 1964 at Huron Regional Medical Center in Huron, South Dakota to Harley and Karen (Smith) Crandall. She attended Jefferson Elementary School and graduated from Huron High School in 1982. When she was a teenager, she worked as a beekeeper. In her young adult years, she worked as a server at the Barn Restaurant in Huron and as a CNA at the Violet Tschetter Memorial Home, also in Huron. On September 28, 1987, Darlis married Lyle John Fischer and a daughter, Rebecca Fischer, was born to this union. Lyle passed away in a motorcycle accident in the fall of 1989. Darlis met Ron Gilbert in March of 1994 and spent the rest of her life with him. In 1999, she gave birth to stillborn twin boys. In 2002, she began working at Prairie Home in Yankton and in 2004 she began working at Pine Lanes Assisted Living in Yankton. At both facilities, she worked as a Med Aide. On February 17, 2005, she and Ron welcomed Nicole Gilbert to the family. When Nicole turned two years old, Darlis decided to stay home to care for her. Darlis liked to go to the movies, go bowling, and spend time with her family and friends. She passed away after her battle with cancer on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at St. Michael’s Hospital Avera in Tyndall, having attained the age of 46 years, 9 months, and 16 days.
Darlis will be remembered by her significant other, Ron Gilbert; her two daughters, Nicole Gilbert and Rebecca (Jacob) Sipple; one step-granddaughter, Sophie Kilch; her parents, Karen (Robert) Anderson and Harley (Ruby) Crandall; two brothers, David Crandall and Curtis Crandall; honorary sisters-in-law, Audra Conners and Twila Gilbert; three nephews, Dylan Crandall, Cole Florey and Alex Crandall; two nieces, Crystal Young and Christina Crandall; her mother-in-law, Verla Fischer; honorary mother- and father-in-law, Carol and Gary Gilbert; and many friends and relatives.
In addition to all of her grandparents, Darlis was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle Fischer; two twin sons, Angelo Lee Gilbert and Lee Angelo Gilbert; father-in-law Ancel Fischer; three uncles, Daryl Crandall, Dale Wipf and Ray Schroeder; one aunt, Bonnie Wipf; one cousin, Troy Crandall; and  honorary mother-in-law, Irene Gilbert-Gregg.

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Nicole, We are thinking of you during this difficult time. You are in my prayers. Look forward in seeing you in school. Your friend, Martina

Martina DeBoer Aug 16 2011 7:20 PM

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. You and Nicole are in my thoughts and prayers. Tammy Rueb

Tammy Rueb Aug 14 2011 1:12 PM

I am so Sorry for your Loss!I will always remember Darlis! One thing I will always remember is Darlis's strength as she was going through her treatments. Every time I seen her, she was always so positive about going through her cancer treatments. That really helped me carry the strength to get through mine! I will always remember that little girl Nichole! She always brought happiness to the patients at a time when we needed cheering up. I will always carry a special part in my heart for Darlis and her family!

Mary Montgomery Aug 13 2011 10:13 AM

I am very saddened to hear of this. She was a super kind gal. I still can remember her laugh. Take care everyone.

Tammy Houska Aug 12 2011 8:49 PM

Nicole, my family and I are thinking of you during this difficult time. Your classmate Bailey

Bailey Vitek Aug 12 2011 7:00 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Darlis at this time.

Tammy (Hall) Jager Aug 12 2011 1:30 PM