Sarah Jane Menegali Fischer

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sarah Jane Menegali Fischer, 88, of rural Sweet Springs, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center in Sedalia.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, at Christ Lutheran Church in rural Sweet Springs, with the Rev. Erich Kurz officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Sweet Springs. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs. Memorials may be made to family choice. Friends may sign the online register book at

Sarah was the only child of the late Louis and Nadine Payne Menegali born on Nov. 22, 1928, in rural Blackburn. She was a 1946 graduate of Sweet Springs High School. She married Wilbert Fischer, her high school sweetheart, on July 24, 1949, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sweet Springs. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in rural Sweet Springs.

In addition to her husband, Wilbert, Sarah is survived by four daughters, Paula (Gary) Brashers of Fredericktown, Connie (Dewey) Sims of Sweet Springs, Marie (Norman) Wienberg of Concordia and Lois (Kent) Schroeder of Sweet Springs; six grandchildren, Lisa Brock, Joshua Sims, Ross Wienberg, Jill Langewisch, Jeffrey Sims and Deena Moenkhoff; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Sarah was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Orland Fischer.