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“She was an amazing doctor and an even better person. She will be missed. My condolences ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: Areana Baskind - Prophetstown, IL

“April was an asst. to Dr. Wolf. She was a wonderful and loving person. We will miss her here at our clinic My sympathy goes out to her family ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: Diane Holtz-- prophetstown,Il.

“My sincere condolences to all of April's family. Wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time. ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Irene Puentes - Corpus Christi, TX

“To know April was to love her. She was beautiful inside and out, and was a stranger to no one. I hold the best memories of our family time together,...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Julie Fischer - Family

“Lifting her family & all who had the privilege to know her in prayers of continued strength, comfort, & peace. April was & will remain one of a kind....Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Melissa Williams - Fowler, IL

“The Sterling community has lost a beautiful nurse and wonderful person. April had a great laugh and a love for everyone she cared for while being a...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Tara Steinhagen - Sterling, IL

“April touched so many lives with her beautiful smile, kind heart, and willingness to help everyone. We all loved her so much. She and I spent many...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Patricia Skutt - Sterling, IL

“I'm sorry for your loss. God bless the family. ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: Chris Norbits - Ft Myers, FL

“Wow I can't believe this. You were always at my aunt's house as kid's. fun and always made us laugh. It was never a dual moment with you.R.I.P April....Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Nikki Shoffner - Rock falls, IL

“Oh April where do I begin, you were my Nurse Practioner, someone I could count on as a friend and you answered my questions about my health when I...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Aaron Sandrock - Prophetstown, IL

“My sincere condolences to one of the nicest people around. Always a smile always a happy face. I'm so glad to have met you and your family. I wish...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Kimberly Thompson - Friend

“Ryan & family,Michael & I were so saddened to hear this. You are in our thoughts & prayers. With deepest sympathy,Michael & Mary Bennett ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Mary Bennett - Sterling, IL

“Sincere condolences to the family and friends from Eva and Robert Sierra now living in Texas . ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Eva Sierra - Livingston, TX

“Sending prayers and my condolences to the Celestino/Fischer family. Her smile and vibrant energy made an imprint on so many, definitely myself. I can...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Francine UrrutiaDiaz - Dixon

“A great loss to thi community. Thank you for being a great co-worker and a fellow nursing classmate. Prayers to your family. ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: Parish Cheshire - Sterling, IL

“Your infectious smile will always be remembered. Your friendship cherished, your memories treasured, and your kindness will never be equaled. Loved...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: art walters - Rock Falls, IL

“My thoughts love n prayers for Aprils Family. So very sad. ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Lori Schaver - Morrison, IL

“Sending love and strength to the family. So sorry for your loss. ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: Dana Johnson - Chicago, IL

“She was an amazing person. I wish I had her for my medical problem sooner. She will be missed by the Prophetstown community ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: David Scott - Prophetstown, IL

“❤ She will be missed more than she would have ever known. ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: Abby Anderson - Casselberry, FL

“Fly freeApril yo will be missed ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Lawrence Thompson - STERLING, IL

“Love You Girlie and You will be missed ❤ ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Lekeshi Crawford - Manhattan, KS

“April was a beautiful person inside and out! I worked with her for several years and she was a blast to work with and a wonderful nurse. I will...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Kristine Ratliff - Rock Falls


April Marie Fischer, 40 of Sterling, passed away peacefully, Monday, March 14, 2022, surrounded by her family, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.

April was born on January 24, 1982 in Sterling, the daughter of Richard and Patricia (Hittlet) Celestino. She married Ryan Fischer on June 6, 2009 in Rock Falls. April was employed with CGH Medical Center for the past 10 years, beginning as a Registered Nurse at the hospital to then becoming a Nurse Practitioner at the Prophetstown clinic. She touched many lives through nursing, including the patients she cared for and her coworkers. She was a friend to many, life of the party, and anyone that knew her, loved her. April enjoyed riding bicycles, going to rummage sales, going to the casino, and playing board games. Most of all, April loved her family. She was a wonderful mother, wife, daughter, sister, and aunt, and cherished her time spent with her nieces and nephews.

Survivors include her husband, Ryan; her son, Isaiah Celestino of Las Vegas, NV; her parents, Richard and Patricia Celestino of Sterling; two brothers, Shane (Samantha) Celestino of Sterling and Travis (Abbie) Celestino of Rock Falls; her nieces and nephews, Porfivio, Noviana, Gwendolyn, Zacchaeus, Brayden, Zachary, Lilliana, Delylah, and Kayliene; several aunts, uncles, and many cousins; and her dog, Lola James.

She was preceded in death by her beloved Grammie, maternal grandfather and paternal grandparents.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2022 from 2:00-6:00 P.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls and on Monday, March 21, 2022 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. at the funeral home, prior to the service. Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Paul Sheley officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling.

A memorial is established in her memory.