Velva August (Niehaus) Schaal Fisher (1920 - 2017)


Velva Augusta Schaal Fisher, 97, of Vandalia, died on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at her home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Jerry Bagwell officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in rural Shobonier. Visitation will be held from noon until time of services on Friday at the church. Memorials: Fayette County Health Department Hospice or Holy Cross Lutheran Church Radio Ministry. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at
Mrs. Fisher was born on March 22, 1920, in Farina, the daughter of Louis C. and Alma (Wachholz) Niehaus. She married Leonard Schaal in June 1944; he died in November 1969. She married Elden Fisher in July 2001.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Lloyd Schaal and his wife Joan of St. Peter, Keith Schaal and his wife Kathy of Vandalia, and Gene Schaal and his wife Phyllis of Shawnee, Kan; and daughter, Sandra and her husband Mike Gidcumb of Vandalia.

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Published in The Leader-Union from July 13 to July 26, 2017