Mae Tischer

Anchorage, Alaska

Oct 16, 1928 – Jan 18, 2018 (Age 89)


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Long time Alaskan Mae Tischer, 89, passed away at the Anchorage Pioneer Home. She served Alaska for over a half century. In 1960, Mae left her birthplace in Minnesota and headed for Alaska with her five children. She met her future husband, "Tisch" Tischer, on the Alcan Highway.In 1962,...

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To say Mae was a true 'pioneer' in Alaska would be an understatement. She was so much more than that wherever she invested herself.
I first met Mae through the MDA; she was the driving force during the real hayday years when MDA was THE event of the City. I was the Anchorage Fire Department representative on the MDA board from 1973-1978, and Alaska Chapter president for two of those years. Watching Mae guide MDA in the community, and her interaction with some of the most highly profiled...

Sorry to hear of Maes passing. A real pioneer of a women! Loved spending time on the homestead with all the Tischers. Working, fishing, hunting, hauling water
all fond memories before the highway was put in. She will be dearly missed!!

Dear Tischer family, my heartfelt condolences in the passing of your amazing mom. I remember how she was such an hospitable woman even having 6 children permitted neighborhood kids like me to hang out! May I ask whom of her children will be present for the celebration of life?

I have many fond memories of visiting with Mae at Goose Creek and my gardens are filled with many of her beautiful perennials. She was a true Alaskan. My condolences to the family.

Although no words can really help ease the loss you bear,just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. I hope you can hold on tight to your memories and they provide you with comfort. May they give you strength. Rest in peace Mae! With heart felt condolences.
Beverly D'Atri

I'm sorry to hear of your recent loss.

My memories of my grandmother always remind me to be strong, to stand tall, to overcome, to take on any challenge before you, to make a positive impact, to face changes head on, not to be judgmental, to believe in yourself, to help others and to always be thankful for what you have.

A true Alaskan hero. One that I am honored to call grandma.

I have fond memories of visiting Mae at her homestead as a child, where I remember sourdough pancakes, reindeer sausage, and a beautiful vegetable garden. My family used the sourdough starter we got from Mae for years and years. She built our state and made it better - a true pioneer.

Our prayers are with your family. We know you are with our lord . God Bless Jerry & Margie Ward