Tami Melinda Brech


(May 18, 2004)

Funeral services for Tami Melinda (Fischer) Brech, 30, who died Tuesday, May 18 at her home in Tucson, Ariz., will be conducted Wednesday, May 26 at 4 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Powell. Visitation will be today (Tuesday) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery following Wednesday services.

She was born to Alan and Linda (Mathey) Fischer on Feb. 22, 1974, in Martin, S.D. She became a child of God through baptism on March 24, 1974. She was energized in life, serving in the roles of youth group president at Immanuel Lutheran, cheerleading and vice president of her junior class, all while graduating from high school with honors. She received her associate's degree in elementary education from Northwest College.

She moved to Rapid City, S.D., in 1994, where she was thrilled to be a teacher's aide at Zion Lutheran School. She met her husband, Dale, while at Zion, where they married on May 9, 1998. In May of 1999, they moved to Tucson, Ariz., where she finished her bachelor's degree in elementary education. She graduated with highest honors and a 4.0 grade point average from the College of Education, University of Arizona, in December 2002.

She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2000, yet still excelled in her education while undergoing chemotherapy and several surgeries. She always enjoyed taking a break from her active life to visit and volunteer at nursing homes. She walked every day of her life praising God for all of the blessings He had bestowed upon her. She served the Lord in many ways because of what He has done for her and the world by sending His Son Jesus to die for our sins (John 3:16). Her daily walk with Christ set an example for all of us.

She is survived by her husband, Dale of Tucson, Ariz.; parents, Alan and Linda Fischer of Powell; brother, Troy Fishcer of Powell; grandparents, Lyle and Fran Fischer, and Lawrence and Jesse Backes, all of Rapid City, S.D.; and countless friends and relatives.

Since her heart was always in Christian education, she requested that flowers not be sent, but rather contributions be made to Immanuel Lutheran Preschool, 223 E 5th St., Powell.