Barbara Fischer


Barbara K. Fischer, 59, of Defiance, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at Mercy Hospital of Defiance.

She was born on August 17, 1954, to Forest and Margaret "Betty" (Riley) Engel in Defiance. Barbara worked at Campbell Soup Company, Napoleon, and at the Defiance Senior Center.

She is survived by her sons, Bill Arps of Georgia, Gary Arps of Defiance; daughter, Krystal Fischer of Defiance; granddaughter, Angel Myers of Wauseon; brothers, John (Terry) Engel of Napoleon, Dave Engel of Holgate, Vic (Mary) Engel of Holgate, Greg (Marianne) Engel of Tampa, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Kathleen Engel of Defiance.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Jerry Engel.

There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be private. Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance is in charge of arrangements.

The family request memorials be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be given at

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