Cecelia Mattie Harms Fistler

Cecelia Mattie Harms Fistler went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 3, 2023. She passed away peacefully surrounded by family.

Cecelia was born on March 13, 1931 to Harm C and Gertrude (Aikes) Harms of Steamboat Rock, Iowa. She graduated from Steamboat Rock High School in 1949 and married Harold Louis Fistler of Ackley, Iowa on Nov. 3, 1950. They adopted two children, Brian Keith and Diane Kay and raised their family in Eldora, Iowa. Cecelia was an employee of Whink Product Company for over 40 years. She was a lifelong member of the Steamboat Rock Presbyterian Church and was active in the Iowa River Valley Conservation Club, serving breakfast each Sunday for many years. She was able to visit 49 of 50 states through annual family vacations. Her last two years were spent in the loving care of her son and daughter-in-law in North Carolina.

Cecelia is preceded in death by her father Harm C. Harms, her mother, Gertrude (Aikes) Harms, three brothers, two sisters, and husband of 55 years. Cecelia is survived by her son Brian (Brenda) Fistler of Thomasville, NC, her daughter Diane (Craig) Zimmerman of Bristol, Ill., and her granddaughter Samantha (Issak) Kleese of Washington, Iowa. She is also survived by brother John Harms of Eldora, Iowa, and her sister Gladys Geiken of Des Moines, IA, along with many nieces and nephews. Internment will be held at a date to be determined at the Steamboat Rock Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts and memorials should be directed to the Steamboat Rock Presbyterian Church in Steamboat Rock, Iowa.



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