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Dr. John W. Fischer, D.D.S., 66

Nov 24, 2008

Fairmont — Dr. John W. Fischer, D.D.S., age 66, of Fairmont, died Nov. 18, 2008, at his home in Fairmont, surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Nov. 22, 2008, at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Minnesota Lake. Father Syl Brown officiated and burial was in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Minnesota Lake. Military Honors were provided by the Minnesota Lake American Legion Post. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John W. Fischer was born Nov. 7, 1942, in Mankato, the son of M. Wyman and Ann (Sonnek) Fischer. John attended the College of St. Thomas from 1960-1962, and graduated from the U of M Dental School in 1966. On Aug. 21, 1965, he was united in marriage to Virginia Schmidt in Mankato. John was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1966-1968, stationed at Beale Air Force Base in California. The couple moved to Blue Earth in 1968. John practiced dentistry until the fall of 2007. John was a former owner and operator of the Minnesota Lake Ready Mix plant. He enjoyed many passions. He enjoyed sailing, traveling, woodworking, stained glass work, gardening, watching and feeding birds. John was a huge fan of the Drum Corps. He enjoyed visiting friends and assisting others. John was a lifetime member and very involved with AA. He enjoyed watching the Minnesota Gophers. He especially enjoyed his family.

He is survived by his wife Virginia Fischer of Fairmont, three sons Jonathan (Kim) of Middleton, Wis., Matthew Wyman (Kellie) of Fairmont, Adam (Wendy) of Birchwood, one daughter Maryanna (Steven) Hatting of Bothell, Wash., 11 grandchildren Kelsey, Erin, Halle; Fletcher, Joey, Karsten; Katiana, Alexandra, Kara; Bennet, Makayla; his mother Ann Fischer of Minnetonka; two sisters Dee Fischer of Houston, Texas, and Rosann Fischer (Mike Urbanos) of Minnetonka; three nieces and one nephew; one sister-in-law Margaret (Dave) Kauffmann of Minnesota Lake; along with many cousins and their families.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorials are preferred to the University of Minnesota Marching Band, at: University of Minnesota Foundation, McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. SE, Suite #500, Minneapolis, MN 55455.