Former Astoria South Fulton Argus Editor Dies

Loretta FiskLoretta F. Fisk, 73, of Astoria, died at 1:25 a.m. Monday, July 5, 1999, at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton.

She was born July 4, 1926, in Astoria, a daughter of Jesse W. and Fanny E. Loucht Utsinger. She married George A. Fisk on Jan. 19, 1947, in Astoria. He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Sharon) Miller of Morton and Mrs. Gale (Georgia Faye) Parker of Astoria; one son, Charles of Astoria; two sisters, Hazel Everett of Peoria and Dorcus Farwell of Bushnell; and five grandchildren.

Six sisters preceded her in death.

She was a 1944 graduate of Astoria High School. She attended Western Illinois University in Macomb for two years and taught at rural Astoria schools for one year.

She then worked for K.K. Stevens Publishing Co. of Astoria for 31 years, where she was editor of the Astoria South Fulton Argus for 28 years, retiring in 1991.

She was a 50-year member of Ipava Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 226, where she served as past matron. She was a 25-year member of Rebekah Lodge 55 in Vermont.

She also was a member of Astoria United Methodist Church, Pythian Sisters and the Canton Skirt and Shirt Square Dance Club.

She was a past member of the Chiefs Club. She was a charter member of Rolling Ramblers Camping Club.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at her church with Revs. Phillip Glick and Marian Stone officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, where Eastern Star services will be conducted by her chapter at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to an education fund for her grandchildren in care of Ipava State Bank in Ipava or Astoria.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/7/1999


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