WILFURD M. FISCHER

AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

Wilfurd Fischer, of Mora, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora.  He was 91 years old.

GATHERING OF FAMILY & FRIENDS will be held from 1:00-4:00 pm on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.

INURNMENT will be in the St. Kathryn’s Cemetery in Ogilvie.

Wilfurd Melvin Fischer of Mora, Minnesota, passed away on October 20, 2018. He was 91 years old.

He was born at home on February 5, 1927 in Union Township, Knox County, Nebraska to Louie and Nellie (Heins) Fischer. He grew up on local farms, the youngest of eight children. Wilfurd started first grade at the age of five, and graduated from Center High School at age seventeen in May of 1944.

He was drafted in 1945, and was inducted into the Army Air Corp in December of that year. He trained at Scott Field, Illinois as a control tower operator. He was stationed at Yokota Air Base, Japan and was honorably discharged in February 1947. Following his military service, he worked a variety of jobs in Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Minnesota.

On April 5, 1956, Wilfurd married Rita Ganter at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Blaine,
Minnesota. Together they raised eight children on farms near Ann Lake and Brunswick. He farmed full-time until the fall of 1965 when he enrolled in a Highway Technician program. He worked for the Minnesota Highway Department as a technician and later transferred to the maintenance department. He also worked for Pine County as a technician.

Throughout his years on the farm, he took pride in raising registered Brown Swiss dairy cattle, fruit trees, and flowers. Horses were a constant part of his life – he rode, trained, and admired them. Wilfurd was an avid reader and had an extraordinary memory for facts, figures, and historical information.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita; infant son, William; parents; and siblings. Wilfurd is survived by his children, Rose, Matt (Stacey), Louise Bliss (Tim), Lois McKinnell (Dave), Margie, Sue, Linda Pankonin (Dennis), and Rich (Lori); grandchildren, Michelle, Lucas, Nick, Mitchell, Stephanie, Meghan, Brianna, Hunter, and Spencer; great-grandchildren, Logan, Keegan, Sage, Addyson, Amelia, Hank, Finnley and Hudson; brother-in-law John Ganter (Alice); nieces, nephews, and friends.

6 guestbook entries for WILFURD M. FISCHER

  1. Matt Petrzelka October 22, 2018 at 11:17 am #

    All of us at the Petrzelka & Breitbach offices send our condolences to the Wilfurd Fischer Family. We consider your son, Matt Fischer, and his family to be our close friends.

  2. Vicki Sanden Milbradt October 22, 2018 at 4:38 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Rose, it was so nice to visit with you a few weeks ago. My sympathies to you and your family.

  3. Dave Olson October 23, 2018 at 8:12 pm #

    Sue and family, My sympathies to you at this difficult time. May your family memories help you find comfort at this time of grief.

  4. Robert Aas October 25, 2018 at 11:52 am #

    My sincere sympathies for your – our loss. Slim, Rita and family have been the best neighbors and the finest friends for more than 40 years, only separated by retirements. Due to another conflict I might be unable to share your memorial on Saturday to share your sadness and share a long, rich life.

  5. Tamara J Fredrickson October 25, 2018 at 9:53 pm #

    Dear Linda and Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My dad passed away this last May. You and your family are in my prayers.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Tammy Fredrickson

  6. Dave Sawyer October 28, 2018 at 3:06 pm #

    Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Cling to the many memories you’ve heard and seen during his lifetime.

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