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 the Defiance Senior Center.

She is survived by her sons, Bill Arps of Georgia, and Gary Fischer 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, and 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.

The family request memorials be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be given at

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