• Date Of Death: April 6, 2017
  • State: Montana

Karla Kay Kienas Fischer passed away April 6, 2017 at her home in Woodsbay, Montana with her loving husband by her side after a long battle with COPD and congestive heart failure.

She was born February 21, 1963 to Robert and Joanne Kienas in Kalispell, Montana.  As a child growing up in Somers, Montana she grew a deep love for horses and enjoyed being outside.  In 1981 she graduated from flathead high school.  At the young age of 18 she met the love of her life Allen Kurt Fischer.  After only 6 months they knew they were soul mates and tied the knot October 24, 1981.  With Kurt in the marines they moved to California and Karla gave birth to their first child Lacey Marie.  After 3 years in California they moved their family to Great Falls, Montana where Karla graduated from Dahl’s Beauty College and pursued her dream as a cosmetologist at Hair West Salon.  Their family grew much larger with Karla having 3 more children, Lindsay Joann, Erik Allen and Sierra Kay.  In 1998 they decided to move back to Kalispell to be closer to her family and she began her new career at Cornector Technology doing contract work though Boeing making Harnesses for helicopters and airplanes, her biggest accomplishments included making a harness that is in the space station and making a harness for Airforce One.  She always took such pride in her work.  December 2011 Karla was diagnosed with COPD and placed on oxygen.

Karla is one of those people when you meet you don’t forget, with a heart of gold and the brightest smile, she brought so much Joy to everyone she knew.

Surviving Karla  are Husband Allen Kurt Fischer, Mother Joanne Kienas, brothers Bud Kienas, Bob and Wendy Kienas, Children Lacey and Adam Kinkel, Erik Fischer, Sierra and Amanda Fischer. Grandchildren Emmalene Kinkel, Jade Fischer, Cyler Fischer, Addlyn Fischer, Mary Fischer. In-Laws Rodney and Karen Fischer, Cindy and Mark Holzimer and many Nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Karla was preceded in death by her father Bob Kienas Daughter Lindsay Joanne and her sister Brenda.

Karla’s family would like to thank Home Options Hospice for their dedication to Karla and her family.

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