Donna D. (Dobbs) Fisher

Donna D. (Dobbs) Fisher, 81, of Britt passed away Friday, November 12, 2021 at MercyOne Johnston Hospice Care in Johnston.

Funeral services for Donna Fisher will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Britt United Methodist Church, 707 4th Street South West in Britt, with Pastor Robert Dodge officiating.

Burial will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery in Oakland, Iowa on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1:00 PM.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Chapel, 178 Center Street West in Britt, and continue one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.

Donna Delores Dobbs was born July 3, 1940, in Van Nuys, California to Larmon and Leona (Taylor) Dobbs.  Her family moved to Oakland, Iowa where she was raised and educated, graduating from Oakland High School with the class of 1958. Donna played basketball and got the opportunity to play in the state tournament in 1955 and 1956. Following high school, Donna attended Nebraska Methodist Nursing School in Omaha and began her 41 year career working as a registered nurse. Donna was united in marriage to Jack Fisher on August 3, 1963 at the United Methodist Church in Oakland. To this union, children Chris and Shelly were born. While residing in Oakland, Donna continued her nursing career and Jack was a teacher and coach.

In 1974, Donna and the family moved to Britt, Iowa where Jack became the high school principal and Donna went to work at Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt. She eventually became Charge Nurse on the 3pm-11pm shift, and later became Head of Risk Management before retiring in 2002. Donna loved what she did, and that was so evident to both her colleagues and her patients.

Donna and Jack loved traveling together. They made many trips north to Canada to fish, and then headed south for the winter for 22 years to the warmth of Weslaco, Texas. They also were Red Wing collectors and attended the annual Red Wing Collectors Society Convention in Minnesota regularly. Years ago, Jack and Donna owned a racehorse and frequented the Nebraska Circuit where they cheered on both their own horse and her in-laws’ horses.  Donna also enjoyed her out-of-state visits to family, and being able to attend various activities and events of her grandchildren. She loved her kids and grandkids very much.

Donna was a faithful Christian and a longtime member of the United Methodist Church in Britt. She loved a good cup of coffee and great conversations with her friends and family. She also was involved in the Red Hat Society, and loved playing bridge with a variety of clubs and friends over the years. Until the last couple of years, Donna could be found at her favorite casino taking big risks on the penny and nickel machines. Those worked out for her a time or two.

Donna is survived by her husband, Jack Fisher of Britt; son Chris (Sandy) Fisher of Basehor, Kansas; daughter Shelly (Mike) Hulverson of Monument, CO; grandchildren Zach, Nick, and Sami Fisher, and Kayley, Ethan, and Evan Hulverson. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Ella of Omaha, and many nieces and nephews and other extended family members and friends.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents and her parents-in-law Frank and Frances Fisher, her stepmother Mildred Dobbs, her sister Marie Johnk, her brother-in-law Don Johnk, her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Dick and Gelena Clipson, her nephew Rick Clipson, and her nephew-in-law Barry Rue.